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Mission Dolores

3321 16th St, Mission District, San Francisco, CA 94114-1712
+1 415-621-8203
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The oldest building in San Francisco features adobe walls, original tiles and timbers lashed together with rawhide and hand-carved altars.
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3321 16th St, Mission District, San Francisco, CA 94114-1712
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"oldest building in san francisco"
in 20 reviews
"small museum"
in 15 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 21 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 10 reviews
"california history"
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"old church"
in 8 reviews
"gift shop"
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"stained glass windows"
in 5 reviews
"declaration of independence"
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"cemetery grounds"
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"original adobe"
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"el camino real"
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"historic gem"
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"suggested donation"
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"tartine bakery"
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"native americans"
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"small fee"
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Being the history buff that I am, I was instantly intrigued when I read that Mission Dolores is the oldest building in San Francisco. I attended Saturday evening mass here and enjoyed the beautiful, intimate setting of the small church. The priest and staff were...More

Thank Brianna M
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed visiting this bus mission. Folks in gift shop are helpful and kind. Self-guided tour. Takes about an hour to go through. Cemetery is so interesting. The first governor of California is buried there. Worth going to.

Thank crazy4mickeyinVaca
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Also named Mission San Francisco de Assi that became the name for the city. Built by the Spanish Padres and the Native Americans in 1776 while our colonies were gaining independence. Seven dollars, fine for Seniors to enter the mission, museum, the Basilica, cemetery and...More

Thank SacramentoStefano
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This is the site of the original historic mission and is a very old church, nicely decorated in a dynamic neighborhood.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

So, I'm not a religious person by any means, but even I can appreciate historic architecture and whatnot. So since we were in the neighborhood, we opted to stop for a visit. I'm *happy* to pay entrance fees/"donations" for things/places/upkeep, but the way this is...More

Thank missmolly12003
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

I really liked this Mission. 6th mission to be built and 2nd oldest building in San Francisco. It still has the original bell and roof. There also is some Hitchcock trivia associated with the cemetery.

Thank Tcard2013
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Long thought to be the oldest building in San Francisco, the old Mission Dolores church is worth a visit. It retains the original bell in its tower, too. The museum is interesting in terms of SF history, and the cemetery is worth a visit as...More

Thank CLT29
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Mission Dolores is an important place if you are interested in the history of San Francisco. It is a beautiful cathedral with a peaceful cloister garden and wonderful architecture. Don’t miss it when you visit Mission District. I really enjoyed the visited on a Saturday...More

Thank EdithTa
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Escape the bustle of San Francisco and enter the peaceful quiet of this old church. A small admission fee gains you entrance to the church, museum and the peaceful garden/cemetery. (The fee is a donation, so if you are destitute, I suspect they would let...More

Thank Robert J
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

My friend and i got there late and they were closed so we came back the next day. I actually enjoyed the self tour of this mission. When inside it reminded me a lot of when i was in Spain. It is interesting that it...More

Thank dqueen1
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teacher91
27 March 2017|
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Response from egchora | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no audio or docent tours available. It is a self guided tour but they do provide an informational pamphlet. There are also signs posted at each station that you can read for a more in depth visit.
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123justin
8 March 2016|
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Response from CyberDawg | Reviewed this property |
We're Catholic. We went to mass. It was close to where we were staying in the mission.
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OntarioTrekker
29 November 2015|
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Response from nwaynesworld | Reviewed this property |
No need for an organized your. Use the public transit to get to the church and enjoy on your own.
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