Museums & History

Dive into the exciting past of El Paso de Robles where you will discover hundreds of years of rich history. Mission San Miguel de Arcangel, built in 1817 and later deemed a historical landmark in 1971, is considered one of the most celebrated California Spanish missions with historic adobe walls and preserved native art. The Estrella Warbirds Museum houses an impressive collection of military planes, vehicles and munitions, while the Pioneer Museum displays fascinating local history along with quirky artifacts such as an old jailhouse door, a one-room schoolhouse and a collection of barbed wire.

Did you know?

  • Paso Robles was once the almond capital of California
  • Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio spent the first night of their honeymoon in Paso Robles at the former Clifton Motel
  • Built in 1908, Paso Robles’ historic Carnegie Library now houses the local history museum

Mission San Miguel Arcángel

Founded in 1797 by the Franciscan order, Mission San Miguel Arcángel is the 16th California mission and was named...

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