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Mission San Buenaventura

225 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
+1 805-643-4318
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Beautiful Mission and great gift shop!

Beautiful and historic and located in such a lovely place. The grounds are fabulous. The gift... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ventura, California
Educational and inspiring

The mission gardens are very well kept. The museum was small but had a repeating documentary that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maria Q
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“small museum” (13 reviews)
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225 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
+1 805-643-4318
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and historic and located in such a lovely place. The grounds are fabulous. The gift shop is a must!

Thank SurferVal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mission gardens are very well kept. The museum was small but had a repeating documentary that was very informative. A good place to visit to learn the good works of the Catholic Church in the US.

Thank Maria Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds and church. The flowers are gorgeous and well cared for. The church is in great shape. Can take a few minutes to reflect, think, or just rest. $4 admission for adult, lower priced then other missions. It is toward the end of a...More

Thank evafrancis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ventura is not Santa Barbara, nor does it try to be. The same can be said about the mission. Although much smaller, the garden is maintained and the church itself is just wonderful with some fine artwork there and possessions in the small but interesting...More

Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice mission but it only took a few minutes to view the small garden and church. There was a museum but it was also very small. Of interest was a wooden church bell with a metal plate on the inside.

Thank James S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The church is still operational. I am sure that this must be the original site, but the church looks as though it has been rebuilt since the 1780. It is promoted as one of the oldest missions in California.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Thought we would " just drop by" and ended up staying for almost two hours! Thoroughly enjoyed the informative videos about Father Junipero Serra. The glass cases are filled with precious artifacts, including three beautiful silk robes. The active sanctuary is lovely to behold. The...More

Thank Travel-lady03
Reviewed 19 June 2017

An hour will more than do to visit this pretty mission. Self-guided tour pamphlet included in the admission price. Quiet, beautiful courtyard garden.

Thank onthegoNagoya
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The visitors' center is informational. There is a video on the life of Father Serra, and artifacts in glass cases. The courtyard is well landscaped with many photo opps. The inside of the mission is quite lovely and very old. The mission and garden are...More

Thank Genie K
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The Mission is right on Main Street, and the City of Ventura failed to place it in the right context by keeping the traffic away and making it more of a focus point for the city. Compare this to Santa Barbara, where the Mission is...More

1  Thank wolfhomma
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15 April 2017|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about Eater services but regular Sunday services are at 7:30,9;10:30 Spanish and 12:15
Terry G
4 January 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. On Sunday it's 7:30am, 9:00am, and 12:15pm.