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Mission San Fernando

Neighborhood: North San Fernando Valley
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Address: 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number: 818-361-0186
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Description: Located about ten miles from Los Angeles, this historic mission was...
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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Wonderfully Peaceful Place

Great gift shop, although a little pricey. The grounds are not very large and peaceful. There is a church and museum and cemetery. Bob Hope, his wife and sister are buried... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great gift shop, although a little pricey. The grounds are not very large and peaceful. There is a church and museum and cemetery. Bob Hope, his wife and sister are buried behind the cemetery (something I did not know about). Overall a nice place to visit.

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Suburban D.C.
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49 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Stopped here on the way back from the Reagan Presidential Library. Enjoyed the early Spanish California artifacts immensely. The church is lovely. The Memorial Garden where Bob Hope and his wife are buried was beautiful. Nice gift shop.

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Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The grounds of the mission is great and we enjoyed seeing Bob Hope's Memorial. The brook, trees and vegetation was wonderfully maintained. Inside was also nice but it would have been great if there was more information about some of the artifacts. There was a wedding getting ready to start too so that buzz had a nice feel. The church... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico
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113 reviews 113 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Our group is on a mission tour of seven areas and this site is one of the most extensive. We set up a guided tour and planned Mass in the church. Amazing grounds at the Mission and across the street. Our guide was very knowledgeable but not quite flexible enough to match the needs of a limited to one hour... More 

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Glendale, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It was a surprise to see how well kept this mission is. My daughter and I went there last month. It was a short visit. There were a few visitors which is great... Loved their gift shop, I think they have better selection of items compared to others. We also liked the Bob Hope Memorial Garden, love the flowers and... More 

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San Bernardino, California
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171 reviews 171 reviews
73 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

On our way home from a trip down the coast we decided to stop at the San Fernando Mission.What a beautiful mission ! It is probably one of the best preserved missions that I've seen in California. There are many buildings with lots of exhibits. It was very peaceful here. Hardly any visitors. There is a beautiful garden where Bob... More 

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Aptos, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
43 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

As I travel California, I'm planning to finally stop at every mission. I only have a handful left. I don't believe this to be one of the prettier missions (San Luis Ray, Santa Barbara, Carmel and Santa Clara are all nicer). It's not the most historically interesting (I like San Juan Bautista for that). As for iconic, not much tops... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Wonderful grounds and history to understand the purpose and function of a mission in teaching religion, skills and vocations of all types. Great self guided tour and display items of historical backgrounds. Also, burial site of Bob Hope.

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Melbourne, Australia
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155 reviews 155 reviews
85 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

These California missions are just beautiful! The architecture and surrounding gardens are a credit to the folks who maintain them. The museum, chapel and gardens in this one are just wonderful. We arrived about an hour before closing and really needed more time. I hope to return and spend at least a half day here. A very minimal fee to... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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149 reviews 149 reviews
86 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Stucco and adobe, beautiful arches and architectures; this mission is beautiful. The church altar is stunning. Take your time to explore it. You won't be sorry.

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