Monday, March 27, 2017

On a mission to a Mission

San Juan Bautista State Park
March 27th, 2017

A friend suggested we go and check out the Mission and State Park in San Juan Bautista. So a quick drive over there and we found free parking in the cute little historic town. We paid the $3 fee to go into the State Park area where there are several buildings. To quote from the State Park page 

"The park includes several structures built in the 1800s. The four main historic museums are the Plaza Hotel, the House/Plaza Hall, the Plaza Stables, and the Castro-Breen Adobe. Many of the interiors are furnished vignettes or colorful and informative exhibits that help create a unique learning environment for people of all ages. The park also features a blacksmith shop, the historic jail, and an early American settler’s cabin."

The mission

The stables

Outside the Zanetta House

The Zanetta House

The Mission

Right on the San Andreas fault

Gate to the graveyard

Inside the mission

I wonder how many people have walked on these flagstones. In the front of the mission church

The altar

Looking down the aisle.

The entry door

Holy water at the door

Side door

The verandah of the mission buildings
Thanks for following along. I am going to make a separate post of the State Park museum area. Stay tuned.


  1. Another fun day and love your pictures.

  2. A very Beautiful place to visit. They have done a great job of preserving history.
    For those Flagstones to be that shiny it's unimaginable how many people have walked on them.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.