National Historic Landmark. La Purisima Mission is the most completely restored mission complex in the United States. Most of the work was done by National Park Service and the Civillian Conservation Corps from 1934-51. The site is operated by California State Parks as a living history museum with a church and 37 craft and residence rooms. Mission La Purisima (“The Immaculate Conception of Mary the Most Pure.”) was the eleventh mission, December 8, 1787 by Fr. Lasuén. It is highly significant as the site of the 1824 Chumash revolt.
Immediate and Long-Term Funding Needs
- Improved housing for and conservation of an extensive collection of artifacts, including statues, paintings, original bells, and mission era artifacts uncovered by numerous archaeological excavations.
- Continued improvement of interpretive program, including new exhibits and increased signage.
From US-101 south, exit and proceed west on CA-246. Turn right
on Purisima Road.
From US-101 north, exit and proceed west on Arroyo Seco Road.
Turn right onto Fort Romie Road. (Santa Barbara County)