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Address: 3321 Sixteenth Street, Mission District, San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone Number: 415 621 8203
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Description: The oldest building in San Francisco features adobe walls, original tiles...
The oldest building in San Francisco features adobe walls, original tiles and timbers lashed together with rawhide and hand-carved altars.
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Oldest church in California

Deep California history here which is a must see even if you don't care for Mission politics. Cemetery with grave of first Governor of Alta California. Fantastic basilica and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Deep California history here which is a must see even if you don't care for Mission politics. Cemetery with grave of first Governor of Alta California. Fantastic basilica and windows designed by artisan from Munich.

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visiting here will invite you to imagine what it must have been like for Junipero Serra and his priests over 200 years ago. It's a testament to their faith that this mission--and all the others--still survive and can inspire visitors today. When you step out of the busy streets and into the quiet interior of the chapel building, it's not... More 

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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Have 6 childrenin California schools, it is almost mandatory to do a field trip to at least one of the wonderful missions on Father Junipero Serra's route, south to north, and then your child is supposed to build a copy, (small!), and then what do you do with it? Our youngest made a copy of this mission out of cake,... More 

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A peaceful reprieve from the city in the middle of the Mission District. We visited after a stroll through the Castro district for a walk through the cemetery and a tour of the chapel. It was a welcome break from the mid-day sun.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is the oldest building in San Francisco and one of the best preserved missions I have seen. It is a very short self guided tour but if you are in the area it is worth looking at.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is step back in history as Mission Dolores is the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco. A religious settlement established in 1776 and part of it survived the great earthquake. There is also a cemetery nearby.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I love everything about the old Spanish mission, the history, the architecture, the stroll through the grounds. I've visited almost every mission still standing and this one has the most romance. Don't miss the cemetary

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I spent a good couple of hours viewing the old mission church, the basilica, the little museum and the cemetary. It really is a fascinating peek back in time ... especially the old cemetary. Since I was on my own, I didn't have anyone to hurry me along and I took my time. The mission church itself is beautiful and... More 

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Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

San Francisco basically started here. There is a small and larger church available for visit with beautiful ornament which are worth a closer look. At the end one can see a cemetery with people from 18th and 19th century buried there (there is a list of their names, so you might find your ancestors there).

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Banning, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

There are only 2 graveyards in San Francisco, 1 here the other in the Predidio. A fee to tour, 2 churches side by side, old and newer. Found easy parking, not weekend. Pictures are allowed. Tour map gives good info.

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Additional Information about Mission Dolores

Address: 3321 Sixteenth Street, Mission District, San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone Number: 415 621 8203
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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