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“A great piece of California history”

Mission San Fernando
Ranked #115 of 590 things to do in Los Angeles
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Owner description: Located about ten miles from Los Angeles, this historic mission was founded in the late 1790s and contains an interesting museum amid pretty gardens.
Reviewed January 13, 2013

This lovingly restored mission is a bit off the beaten track, but should you find yourself in the area you will not regret allowing about an hour or so to get an idea of what mission life was like. Be sure to visit the rear garden where - surprise! - you will find the lovely burial site of Bob Hope and wife, Dolores. The nearby official cemetary is the burial site of several fondly remembered entertainers, including 'Rifleman' Chuck Connors, William Frawley (Fred Mertz), George Gobel, and June Marlowe, best known as everyone's favorite teacher, Miss Crabtree of the Little Rascals.

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

There are other missions in better settings. I would not make a detour for this place unless I was trying to complete a checklist of all missions.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Was here for the funeral of a friend of many years. All buildings are restored, but look so authentic. Grounds/buildings/ambience is, minus the asphalt & cement, what Californianos had as a social center in an undeveloped plain

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Wonderful part of California history, with displays and a museum to bring it all to life. A peaceful place to sit in the shade and relieve big city nervous tension--let it all hang out and be one with the universe.

2  Thank camrich
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

I love historic sites and this one delivered. Very low key and made me feel like it was 200 years ago.

1  Thank Linda C
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