La Purísima Mission State Park

Book an in-person field trip for La Purisima Mission State Park

Bring your lessons to life at California’s most completely restored mission located on the ancestral land of the Chumash people. La Purisima Mission State Historic Park is an ideal place to explore the stories and challenges of the people who lived here as well as the crafts and technologies of the mission era. Programs are designed to enrich learning and stimulate awareness of the history throughout La Purisima Mission.

We offer 3 different types of in-person field trips at La Purisima Mission State Historic Park.

Please see the drop down menus below for more information and registration links.

For all in-park programs, we ask that you have a ratio of no less than 1 teacher/chaperone per 7 students.

There are two picnic areas where your students can have lunch on site. One is in front of our visitor center and the second is by the Tienda (gift shop) under the oak trees. Please call our visitor center at (805) 735-2174 with any questions.

You and your students may be eligible for re-imbursement of transportation costs for your in-person field trip to La Purisima Mission State Historic Park. Click here to learn more!

Guided Tours

  • Wednesdays at 10:00am

  • 90 minute tour

  • Single School Program (Max 60 students)

  • No Cost

Join our tour guides on an exploration of the mission buildings to learn about what makes La Purisima unique as well as the history and daily life of the people who lived here.

Register here: Guided Tour Registration

Station Tour

  • Select dates (10am-Noon)

  • Living History Stations

  • Single School Program (60-120 students)

  • Designed for 4th grade

  • Cost: $2 per student (no charge for teachers, chaperones or aids).

Student groups of 10-20 will explore 6 engaging stations where costumed interpreters demonstrate different aspects of daily life at a California Mission.

Register Here: Station Tour Registration Form

Student Learning History Day

  • Select dates (10am-1pm)

  • Living History Event

  • Multi-School Program (400 students MAX)

  • Designed for 4th grade

  • Cost: $2 per student (no charge for teachers, chaperones or aids).

Chaperoned student groups are invited to explore the mission grounds and interact with costumed interpreters demonstrating daily life and crafts.

Register Here: (All dates are currently full)

Student Learning History Day Registration Form

Be sure to prepare for your in-person field trip with a PORTS program! Click here to schedule your virtual field trip

Learn more about La Purisima Mission's Supporters!

Prelado de los Tesoros is a non-profit, volunteer organization that assists La Purísima Mission State Historic Park to preserve history and provide quality educational programs for park visitors.