Plan Your Visit

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., seven days a week except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

2019 Calendar Brochure

Self-guided tour maps are available for $1 at the entrance station, visitor center and the mission gift shop.

Visitor Center

The visitor center is a great place to begin your adventure into the past with a touch table, stunning exhibits and movie station depicting the layers of history found at La Purisima Mission State Historic Park.


 September thru June:

Open Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Holiday Mondays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Holiday Mondays include: Labor Day 9/4/17; Columbus Day 10/9/17; MLK Day 1/15/18; Presidents Day 2/19/18; Easter Monday 4/2/18; Memorial Day 5/28/18).

July thru August:

Open Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Mondays 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Free Guided Tours

Take a guided tour through the most restored mission in California!  Our guides will lead you through the historic buildings as they bring them to life with the stories of mission life and the people who once lived here.   The 1 ½ to 2 hour tour covers approximately 1 mile thru rustic terrain, stairs and doorways.  Small groups under 8 people are welcome without reservation.  

Groups of 8 or more please reserve in advance by calling 805-733-3713.

Tour Schedule

July 1 thru August 31: Tours offered daily at 1:00 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Center.

September 1 thru June 30: Tours offered 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday thru Sunday & Holiday Mondays:  Labor Day, Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Easter Monday and Memorial Day.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

*Tours are not available during our living history events (see Events).

So please explore, play and learn with us on one of our tours or living history programs!

School Tours

Guided tours are available for schools and groups of 10 or more with at least a two-week advance reservation.

School groups, kindergarten through twelfth grade, are not charged an entrance fee when advance reservations have been made. Details are available on the Teachers page.

Entry fee:

  • Private Vehicles - $6.00 / Seniors (63 and over) - $5.00
  • Buses - (10 to 24 Passengers) - $50.00
  • Buses - (25 or more Passengers) - $100.00