The day after we visited Santa Inés, we were lucky that the storm was almost over. We went to Lompoc to see Mission La Purísima Concepción. The 11th of the 21 Mission was named for Mary, the mother of Jesus. It was founded on December 8, 1787 by Father Fermin de Lasuén . This Mission was destroyed by an earthquake in 1812 and rebuilt in a different site in 1813. It was rebuilt again between 1934-1942. Today, La Purísima Concepción is a State Historic Park where volunteers demonstrate what mission life used to be. It has over 20 buildings and is the most fully restored mission in California. Rooms are furnished as they would have been in the 1820’s.
It was- in my opinion- one of the best Mission we visited ( as we only had 2 more to see after that one). We were lucky to see some docents in period costumes. We enjoyed it very much. The buildings, the garden, the animals, the information, the nice lady in the gift shop and the exhibits in the Visitor center.
La Purísima Concepción is a “living history” museum and the site is used for reenactments. To share my visit the text will be short, I will rather let the pictures tell the story of what we saw.
I think you would also enjoy visiting this Mission. I hope you can go one day. Thank you for your visit and comment.