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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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Great day trip

I use to go here as a kid 30 years ago and take tours. Now im bringing my kids, and not much has changed. Good history of the mission with very authentic artifacts. it's worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Palmdale, California
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Palmdale, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I use to go here as a kid 30 years ago and take tours. Now im bringing my kids, and not much has changed. Good history of the mission with very authentic artifacts. it's worth going at least once.

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Los Angeles, CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
49 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
30 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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179 reviews 179 reviews
76 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
45 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
85 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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