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Mission San Luis Rey Museum Admission provided by Mission San Luis Rey

Mission San Luis Rey Museum Admission

Mission San Luis Rey Museum Admission
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95% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2–3 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 41959P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Self-guided tour
  • Entry/Admission - Mission San Luis Rey
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2–3 hours
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Some of the sites have uneven surfaces, which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using wheelchairs
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Self-guided tour
  • Entry/Admission - Mission San Luis Rey
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2–3 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Some of the sites have uneven surfaces, which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using wheelchairs
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 9, 2021
A note from Mission San Luis Rey Museum Admission
All unvaccinated people must wear a face covering Masks are optional for fully vaccinated people
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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Mister-Markie
San Rafael, CA2,874 contributions
Aug 2021
This mission is off the beaten track through Oceanside, but well worth a diversion. It is old, it is large, and it is great to look through.

The mission has much to offer: a large grass area with picnic tables, a view of the adobe ruins of former military barracks, a mission church, a mission cemetery (but not dating to the mission founding), a really professional and wonderful museum, the state's oldest living pepper tree, a large gift shop and a cute little coffee shop and patio area. The most offerings of any mission I have been to so far.

The best advice I can give you is to take your time and enjoy all the exhibits and look everywhere you can - the tree came to my attention as I was heading to the restrooms, and the café was found that way as well! Never know what you'll come across . . .

Allow at least 2 hours for a decent visit, although I tend to really engage and spent about 3 hours here. But as mentioned earlier, well worth a trip off the beaten path.
Written August 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fietsen1
San Antonio, TX470 contributions
I used to live in San Antonio, Texas where we have several missions. This is the first mission that I've ever been to in California and I would have to say that I was very impressed. First of all, it is very easy to get to and there is plenty of parking. The people who work the front desk were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. If memory serves, the gentleman who he spoke to was a volunteer. He was very enthusiastic. The actual building itself is not too big, but there is plenty to do inside. They have a number of artifacts with descriptions. I will say that the number of things they had inside was actually perfect. Sometimes, places can have too many things to read where you start to get a headache. This Mission actually had a good amount of material inside. Once you are done walking around looking at the artifacts, you should definitely go in to the main part of the church. It is absolutely beautiful. Then take a stroll through the cemetery. It was very peaceful. The air was also very fresh that day and the weather was great!
Written March 1, 2020
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MominOC
Orange County, CA4,546 contributions
Sep 2020
we walked through about 7 rooms and read about the history. At the end there is a nicely done video. Gift shop is stocked well with nice mementos at various price ranges. Cemetery is a peaceful end to the visit to this Mission.
Written September 29, 2020
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Gardengel-IoW
Crawley, UK579 contributions
Feb 2020
It had a little cafe! More of that in a mo.
Nice Mission, and we saw 15/21 this trip, Good museum with good lighting, some of them have been so dark. Largish church, quite simple . Good restored buildings a lot of which are now used as a retreat, which did restrict access to some of the grounds. It has the oldest pepper tree and nice garden area but you could only view it from behind the fence.
Yes, it had a little coffee shop, fairly certain the only one that did. A few tables inside and a couple outside over looking the garden. Coffee served in paper cups though and limited snacks available, but was welcome non the less.
Written March 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sandra M
Henderson, NV329 contributions
May 2021
Very interesting and loved the document signed by Abraham Lincoln giving the missions back to Church. This was part of our goal to see all the missions after our trip only 1 left to see. It was nice to leave our home after over a year of being home.
Written May 31, 2021
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Bigredred
Hobart, IN9 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Just beautiful. Very well kept and restored. There is a lot of information through building. The grounds are amazing. Small but very nice and affordable gift shop. If you go to Oceanside or San Diego take time to see the mission! You won’t be disappointed.
Written June 22, 2019
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Jennessyhennessy
58 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Great place to visit. I came with my family we all enjoyed the views and history. You cant see the whole mission due to the fact that they have seminars and school going on at all times.
Written July 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MERoots
Annandale, VA116 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Even though this mission has had to be restored several times, the essential framework of the original mission is still there. It retains its enclosed garden and the architecture of the Spanish colonial era. It is also a working parish, and we visited while a Rosary devotion was being held. It would be beautiful to attend Mass there. As one of the string of missions winding up the coast, it is one of the better preserved, although I think the grounds of Carmel are the most beautiful. Well worth a visit.
Written October 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bgarrand
San Luis Rey, CA89 contributions
Mar 2019
Gorgeous and informative primary source materials. A story of California’s earliest history well told in a wonderful environment. So worth a visit! Don’t miss the self guided art tour in the museumM
Written June 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

stampsofm
Oceanside, CA3 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
You will enjoy the experience. There is a lot to see and interface with. See the lavanderia where the native americans washed their clothes. See the document that Abraham Lincoln signed two weeks before his assination. The mission has the largest collection of liturgical vestiments in the mission chain.
Written May 7, 2019
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tonyk744
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Definitely a cool Mission as all of the California Missions are !
Very nice grounds and definitely a cool Mission. The construction & architecture is amazing for how old it is. The
urbanguy
urbanguy
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Old, Historic, and Beautiful
The Mission San Luis Rey is the largest of the 21 California Missions. It has quite a history (all on the internet
Lilly26389
Lilly26389
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Not to be missed
My favorite of the California missions I have toured. In excellent condition, beautiful grounds. Daily services are
rocknv
rocknv
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Authentic
Real history here. Museum was very interesting. Make sure you visit the cemetery, kiln & laundry. Inexpensive
veramarie
veramarie
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Peaceful VisiT to History
A beautiful and peaceful place to visit.,I strolled through the cemetery (which does not date back to the founding)
NormKeith
NormKeith
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Well worth the time
The mission was founded on June 12, 1798. The current church, built in 1815, it the third church on this location.
rose k
rose k
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Nice plave
Scenic place with lots of interesting history. Very nice gift shop. Area to walk around amidst the trees.
GENA2010
GENA2010
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Very nice to come and visit
We visited the church while we are in the area and I’m so glad that we did come in and discover the beautiful churc
966robertaj
966robertaj
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Beautiful and Peaceful
We walked the grounds to include the cemetery and pepper tree. We lit a candle in the church and visited the gift s
john22wu
john22wu
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Beautiful Church in Oceanside, very traditional and impressive!
This is a great place for people who loves history, of course the cemetery service seems very active there, but ver
chneff
chneff
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A serene visit
Lots of interesting history in an amazingly serene atmosphere, very peaceful. Enjoyed the history and the gorgeous
bigjake392
bigjake392
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Rainy day visit
Nice old mission in the area. Still used as a church so there were people inside praying and doing their candle thi
TNTNMN
TNTNMN
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Slice of authentic history
We visited mid-afternoon on a Sunday. There's a nice museum chronicaling the presence and lives of the Indians and
CleopatraBunny
CleopatraBunny
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King of the Missions
While not the first, it is the only one to boast President Lincoln’s involvement in giving the mission back to the
77mic
77mic
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Get a Sense of History and Tranquility
The chapel is lovely with Gregorian chants in the background and the mission museum gives a real sense of who was h
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