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Mission San Fernando

15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Los Angeles, CA (North San Fernando Valley)
818-361-0186
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Ranked #65 of 391 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Missions, Museums
Description: 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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San Bernardino, California
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163 reviews 163 reviews
72 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
83 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
80 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Thousand Oaks
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We had an opportunity to visit one of the many California missions today. This was part of a school project for my grandson. Since I live in SoCal, I have already visited many of the other missions but not this one. Much of the style is the same but there were enough unique differences that I would highly recommend a... More

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Pasadena, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Every year our family would visit a mission. This year, we decided to visit San Fernando Mission. A food half hour drive dr where we live. The ground are quite wide compared to some that we've before. The museum is worth a visit because of different items in display. I personally like the china collections. Not a lot of people... More

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Jackson, California, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I was always rushing by the Mission heading up or heading down I-5. Never stopped to smell the roses, until now. This time, we were on a Mission to see the Missions. We stopped by and enjoyed the last light on the colonnade late in the afternoon and decided if there was time on our way back from San Diego... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Historical religious short though hot day just might tire you out. Bob Hope final resting spot relaxing and serene garden with sculptures and a babbling broke to finalize the setting.

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Glendale, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Spent a nice afternoon getting acquainted with another California mission. A lovely setting for a wedding or for photos in the courtyard.

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