| San Juan Bautista Designated a Preserve America Community! |
"Preserve America recognizes and designates communities, including municipalities, counties, neighborhoods in large cities, and tribal communities, that protect and celebrate their heritage, use their historic assets for economic development and community revitalization, and encourage people to experience and appreciate local historic resources through education and heritage tourism programs."
Mrs. Laura Bush, former First Lady of the United States, is the Honorary Chair of Preserve America. Read Mrs. Bush's letter congratulating the City on its selection. Detailed information on all aspects of this initiative can be found at www.preserveamerica.gov.
San Juan Bautista recognized as a Preserve America Community for their Commitment to Historic Preservation by former First Lady Laura Bush and the Trust.
(former Mayor Priscilla Hill with former First Lady Laura Bush.)
Old Mission San Juan Bautista
Founded in 1797 by Father Fermin de Lausen, successor to Junipero Serra, mission San Juan Bautista is the 15th of the 21 California Missions. Host to thousands of tourists each year Old Mission San Juan is an active Catholic Parish.
San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
The San Juan Bautista State Historical Park sponsors an Early Days Celebration each year which is always held in June on Fatherís Day weekend. The park also celebrates the First Saturday each month as Living History with activities conducted by docents which includes spinning, candle making, dancing, loom weaving and much more.
Juan Bautista De Anza National Trail
Walking/biking/horseback riding trail
Fremont Peak State Park Astronomy Program
Saturday nights closest to the new, 1st & 3rd quarters of the moon.
National Register of Historic Places - NRIS Database
The National Register Information System (NRIS) is a database of places listed in or determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. To see the NRIS list of structures located in San Juan Bautista, click on the link above, enter CA (in the State field) and San Juan Bautista (in the City field), then click the Execute button.
San Juan Bautista Historic Walking Tour
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