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Mission San Fernando

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Neighbourhood: North San Fernando Valley
As featured in Offbeat in LA
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Address: 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
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+1 818-361-0186
09:00 - 16:30
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Located about ten miles from Los Angeles, this historic mission was founded...

Located about ten miles from Los Angeles, this historic mission was founded in the late 1790s and contains an interesting museum amid pretty gardens.

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Very extensive, very interesting mission! See the archives!

We visited on a Thursday. It takes a couple of hours to go through the place. It's well worth the $5 charged for adults! Follow the guide sheet they give you. Who knew... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Santa Rosa
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72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a Thursday. It takes a couple of hours to go through the place. It's well worth the $5 charged for adults! Follow the guide sheet they give you. Who knew that Bob Hope is buried there, too? The Archdiocese deserves lots of credit for the restoration and maintenance they are doing there! There is a flyer in... More 

Thank MikeVdP
Fort Dodge, Iowa
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My nephew got married there at the Mission Church, Very nice setting on a beautiful day. Very interesting history about this fort/mission. One must visit the Bob Hope Memorial Gardens there where Bob and his wife are buried.

Thank Kent C
Bakersfield, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I was born in San Fernando in 1945 and my entire family and friends are buried at the cemetery. I have never been on a tour, but this year my plans are to go visit the church.. Cecelia Velasquez Primero

Thank racemadmaxheidi
Turlock, California
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314 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I am on a Mission tour for my vacation. This is my 4th one to visit. I really liked this one. The museum part has so many things to look at. I liked the library and the wine cellar are not in others that I visited.

1 Thank Tcard2013
Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is right near my house and many family members laid to rest nearby. There is a sense of tranquility at this Mission and holds a lot of history. Certainly recommend anyone to visit at least once if in the area.

Thank Jon N
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59 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

While I read that it a restored mission, the buildings are not restored originals but reconstructed instead. The grounds, however, are lovely. While the museum tells the story of the mission and related stories, several of the artifacts on display are only remotely related. Still, if your goal is to visit all the Spanish missions in California, then the Mission... More 

1 Thank Cabchidester
Palmdale, California
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

There are signs pointing you toward this historic building all along the street. The entrance is the one with the sign titled, San Fernando Mission, not the driveway titled Archdiocese. It cost 5 dollars for entry through a gift shop. The builds are beautiful, and the displays are very high quality. The property is large enough so its unlikely you'll... More 

Thank Jay j
Los Angeles, California
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173 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

If you are into California history and or the California missions up and down the state, this one one of them worth the visit. I've visited this mission twice now and find that it offers a little more then a few of the other missions. The outside of the mission has been restored, yet they did leave a couple of... More 

3 Thank Richard S
Madera, California
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68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Our son picked this mission for his 4th grade mission project and since we were traveling we decided to come see it. It was awesome for him to see everything he has read about in person. He was like our little tour guide. It has alot of history and artifacts of thr Catholic faith. Some were a bit creepy but... More 

Thank kimmirae
Corona del Mar, California
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216 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We had a pleasant surprise on our visit... a colorful wedding in progress. The facility was a little difficult to find, but it was worth it.

Thank Ron Y

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