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About Mission San Antonio de Padua in Jolon, California

Mission San Antonio de Padua was established in 1771 in the small community of Jolon in San Luis Obispo County. It’s about equidistant between Highway 101 and the Big Sur Coast Scenic Drive on Highway 1. If you are traveling through Big Sur the most direct route to the mission is via Nacimiento-Ferguson Rd which begins near Mill Creek Beach Picnic Area and Kirk Creek Campground.

When you get here feel free to walk the grounds and the mission on a self-guided tour. They also offer group tours with a knowledgeable tour guide who can articulate the history of this mission (the third of 21 separate California Missions) and the stories you wouldn’t otherwise learn about. The mission is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day.


End of Mission Road
Jolon, CA 93928
(831) 385-4478
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King City, US
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