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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
Mission District
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"oldest building in san francisco"
in 19 reviews
"small museum"
in 15 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 22 reviews
"california history"
in 11 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 10 reviews
"old church"
in 9 reviews
"gift shop"
in 18 reviews
"declaration of independence"
in 4 reviews
"historic gem"
in 3 reviews
"suggested donation"
in 3 reviews
"interesting cemetery"
in 2 reviews
"original adobe"
in 2 reviews
"st stop"
in 2 reviews
"resting place"
in 2 reviews
"tartine bakery"
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"native americans"
in 4 reviews
"the stained glass windows"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I really recommend you visit here to get a rare perspective, if you dare. It's not the architecture. It's all about what happened a couple of hundred years ago to make this possible. The inside historical presentation.is glossed over. So, you can be the soundless...More

Thank SF94114
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you would like to get away from the madding crowd, take a bus to the Mission District and explore the Mission. It's amazing, made out of adobe and with a ceiling painted by the native people. It was built in 1791 and it survived...More

Thank dragonfly3
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great stop if you want to see a slice of extraordinary California history. Remarkable mission building that has survived decades. The basilica next door hosts several side chaplets worth visiting. The glass windows show a wonderful story of each mission, created by...More

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

For those of you who have made the journey from the bottom of the state (San Diego) to the wine country missions, this is a mandatory visit as part of the chain.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

If you are into people watching, take a drink/picnic & spend an hour or so in the park ( like most locals seem to do ) on a nice afternoon. Good children's play area BUT be aware marijuana smoking is prevalent ( almost a must)...More

Thank TRC60
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

This is one of those places that if you have more than three days in the area you can visit. It has a lot of history and an interesting cemetery. Check out the ages of the folks buried there and you’ll see a pattern when...More

Thank 54tomas
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Lovely old church (I believe it's the oldest existing building in the City) with beautiful artwork and friendly docents. The graveyard adjacent is the resting place of a veritable who's who of early SF historical luminaries (and simple immigrants too)...Following your visit you can lunch...More

Thank Matthew D
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

This is a place of solitude and comfort. A place you can be calm and feel safe. Being here will open your heart to any fears you may be experiencing. ❤️

Thank happy4travel
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

When I read about Mission Delores, I knew we had to visit and it didn't disappoint. The stained glass windows with all the missions in California were quite interesting. It also has a section that gives some history of San Francisco in relation to the...More

1  Thank statguy3
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I love history, especially California history. The California missions are great places to visit. The architecture is amazing here. It is quite small though,compared to the other missions in California, but this is in San Francisco. It is a self guided tour. Pretty fair priced....More

Thank Ashley S
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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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