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Mission San Fernando

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Neighborhood: North San Fernando Valley
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Address: 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
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+1 818-361-0186
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Mission project field trip for our son

Our son picked this mission for his 4th grade mission project and since we were traveling we decided to come see it. It was awesome for him to see everything he has read about in... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2016
Madera, California
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Madera, California
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68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Our son picked this mission for his 4th grade mission project and since we were traveling we decided to come see it. It was awesome for him to see everything he has read about in person. He was like our little tour guide. It has alot of history and artifacts of thr Catholic faith. Some were a bit creepy but... More 

Thank kimmirae
Corona del Mar, California
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224 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2016

We had a pleasant surprise on our visit... a colorful wedding in progress. The facility was a little difficult to find, but it was worth it.

Thank Ron Y
Springfield, Tennessee
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852 reviews
552 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 669 helpful votes
Reviewed February 29, 2016

This is a very nice mission that is very easy to get to in the Mission Hills area of Los Angeles. There is a small fee of $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children. The mission is total renovated with exhibits in the various parts of the mission and the old convent. There are exhibits on all... More 

1 Thank Tennessee50plus
Dallas, Texas
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101 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Steven B
Los Angeles, California
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1,946 reviews
1,234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 620 helpful votes
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 

Thank David B L
Imperial Beach, California
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 

Thank Chrissy D
Los Angeles, California
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1,023 reviews
409 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank Starviagera
Makati City
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253 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
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 

Thank goldie75_57
Granada Hills, California
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

Thank Dan A
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174 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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.

Thank PtLomafoodie

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