San Juan Bautista State Historic Park

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San Juan Bautista State Historic Park

Location:On Highway 156, 7 miles west of Hollister, in the city of San Juan Bautista.
Facilities:Picnic area, restrooms, visitor center, exhibits (é).
Special Features:Adjacent to one of California's 21 Franciscan missions, this location was once the largest town in central California and the hub of travel between northern and central California. The mission is owned and operated by the Catholic Church and has been in continuous use since July 1, 1812. The park includes several structures built in the 1800s, including the Plaza Hotel, stable, blacksmith shop, granary, jail, and several houses. Museum exhibits depict California life of the Mission, Mexican, and early American periods.
Address:c/o Monterey District Office
2211 Garden Rd
Monterey, CA 93940

Size: 6.1 acres.

See other parks in California.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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San Juan Bautista State Historic Park, on State Highway 156 about 15 miles southeast of Gilroy; (408) 623-4881.

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