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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 founded...

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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Interesting Old Mission in Sunny Southern California

A lot of Americans seem to think that everything old in the United States is in the East. This mission was established in 1797, when George Washington was President and California... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Transatlanticus
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Richardson, TX

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Richardson, TX
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

A lot of Americans seem to think that everything old in the United States is in the East. This mission was established in 1797, when George Washington was President and California still belonged to Spain! Most of the displays in the self-guided tour depict the Spanish friars as loving father figures to the Indians they converted to Catholicism but the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1,758 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The little Mission San Fernando is tucked away in the North Valley and you won't find it unless you've out looking for it, use map & GPS. The mission is an important piece of California's Spanish colonial history & the mission building, working areas and grounds are quite interesting to tour. Not as impressive as the Missions in Capistrano or... More 

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Imperial Beach, California
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

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 

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Los Angeles, California
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697 reviews
222 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 509 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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.

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Makati City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Granada Hills, California
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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.

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Thank Dan A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

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.

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New Braunfels, TX
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 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 

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London, United Kingdom
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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 

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Granada Hills
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

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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