The Mission of the Rozas House Org., Inc. is to preserve, promote, and celebrate early California history and culture in San Juan Bautista, keeping the past ever present for future generations.
Established in 1856, Rozas House occupies a unique space in the burgeoning post Gold Rush history of San Juan Bautista.
Celebrate with us today as Rozas House Org., Inc. embarks on a new legacy of supporting historic preservation and education through the arts, with workshops, classes, lectures, special events, programs and musical performances.
As a friend of Rozas House, your tax deductible contribution includes you in the processes and events that will enable our future educational programs.
The Rozas House Org., Inc. has joined with the City of San Juan Bautista Historic Preservation and Community Design Subcommittee of the Strategic Plan Committee, the San Juan Bautista Historical Society and the San Juan Bautista Community Business Association dba as the San Juan Committee, to create a historic walking tour in San Juan Bautista.
Take a Walk Through History
Enjoy San Juan Bautista’s rich California heritage at the perfect pace, one step at a time on this self-guided walking trail of historically significant sites. Home to California’s largest Spanish era mission, nationally recognized State Historic Park and Downtown National Historic District, as you walk through San Juan Bautista you will gain an appreciation of California’s people, from Native Americans to the Spanish and Mexican influences, to the early American period of the 19th century.
Forty-nine historic and fascinating sites lie along San Juan Bautista’s two-mile historic walking trail, affording residents and visitors with a unique chance to experience one of the most historic destinations in the state. Click HERE for a downloadable version of the walking trail map. A full walking trail brochure is available at the Welcome Center, 319 3rd Street.
Your adventure begins at our name-sake, Mission San Juan Bautista, whose vast central plaza is surrounded by the San Juan Bautista State Historic Park. It then leads you through our downtown to visit adobes, stone, wooden and western false front early California structures, and then in the outlying areas of the city, to notable historic homes and sites of importance to our rich cultural history, each with its own captivating story.
Donate to the San Juan Bautista Historic Walking Trail: Phase two of the San Juan Bautista Historic Walking Trail is in development to create an audio tour of the trail, continue the trail plaques throughout the city and place a large scale map in downtown San Juan Bautista.