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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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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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Nicely restored mission

I'm on a mission to visit all the missions in California and made a stop here on road trip last year. The grounds as others may have mentioned is not as pretty as some of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chrissy D
Imperial Beach, California

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Imperial Beach, California
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51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm on a mission to visit all the missions in California and made a stop here on road trip last year. The grounds as others may have mentioned is not as pretty as some of the other missions I've visited like San Juan Capistrano or San Buenaventura. However, the buildings and the exhibits are nicely restored and give you a... More 

Thank Chrissy D
Los Angeles, California
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669 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 499 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here about 8 years ago and I don't remember it being so nice. Anyone that is interested in the history of LA should come and visit. We always take people from out of the country to visit and it is always a big hit.

Thank Starviagera
Makati City
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243 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Our 7th mission church visited and we saw a huge courtyard and along the side we saw how the relics and how they lived. The Chapel is solemn and the sun ray hits the alter's cross that it glitters. The bonus treat for us is that this mission is also the resting of Bob Hope and Dolores Hope and their... More 

Thank goldie75_57
Granada Hills, California
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Went on A sunday morning for services and it was amazing. Mission is beautiful and full of history. You need to drop by and visit. Worth your time.

Thank Dan A
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111 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This Old Mission is very well maintained with a beautiful Memorial Garden for Bob Hope, his wife and family members. There is a statue of the Virgin Mary with a stream, rose gardens & a manicured lawn. Well worth seeing.

Thank PtLomafoodie
New Braunfels, TX
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I was hesitant about stopping at this mission - we'd stopped at several others, but this one is special. They've done a wonderful job in reconstructing the mission. The chapel is beautiful, and they had shops demonstrating how the Indians made various products.There was a blacksmith shop, saddle shop, carpenter's shop, etc. All of the shops were nicely presented with... More 

Thank Mary B
London, United Kingdom
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759 reviews
661 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 574 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This 17th of the missions was founded in 1797 by Father Lasuen and named for a 13th century king of Spain - the only mission to be so named. It was also the only mission currently 'owned' by a non Native American, being on a rancho owned by the then-current mayor of the Pueblo of Los Angeles. San Fernando was... More 

Thank etweeden
Granada Hills
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47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great place for children in or entering 4th grade since their Social Studies will focus on early California life and the missions. Enter through the gift shop ($3). There is a beautiful court yard leading up to the church. There are multiple rooms with artifacts and art of the time as well as a few rooms left to look as... More 

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San Diego, California
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62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Built in 1797 and named in hoot of King Ferdinand III of Spain. Another must see on the "mission trail". Largest free standing adobe in California! Completely restored to its original purposes featuring a covento and workshops. Church altar statue of Saint Ferdinand imported from Spain 300 years ago! Beautiful, peaceful garden with fountain. Surprisingly, Bob Hope and his Wife... More 

Thank John D
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Beautiful and quaint. The church inside is amazing especially the altar area. Magnificent craftsmanship. The grounds are very well kept. Hidden away here are many religious relics including a piece of the Virgin Mary's veil. Five stars.

Thank Cary S

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