Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

4.8
Take in the well-preserved history at Mission San Juan Capistrano and tour the museum exhibits inside and throughout the 2 hectares (10 acres) grounds. Originally founded in 1775, the mission was built as a completely self-sufficient community and became a center for industry, religion, and agriculture. Try your hand at Native American basket weaving, pan for gold, or attempt an adobe brick-making session. Tickets include an audio tour; guided tours are available throughout the week. Mission San Juan Capistrano is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, San Juan Capistrano Edition.
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  • My second time here. Everything is so well done, so clean, so organized, such attention to detail! The grounds are glorious and pristine. So very beautiful. The curation of the structure and artifacts...  more »
  • Great way to spend 2-3 hours. We were absolutely enthralled with the Mission and grounds. Take the audio tour to ensure you get all the relevant facts. This visit was a vacation highlight. Very well d...  more »
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  • Really cool experience to go walk through this piece of history. Loved the audio tour and that I was able to go at my own pace. I recommend going early if you want good pictures because the later you go, the more crowded. But that could be anywhere. I would recommend coming to this place and would go again.
  • One of the best of the 21 missions. Beautifully restored, landscaped and full of exhibits on how life was back then. Great place for photographers. Fantastic place for children. Note, that schools bring in children by the bus load, its better to visit after lunch. General admission is $10, which includes a headset to guide you. I took away 1 star for the lack of parking. Especially for handicap, and small children. There is a small passenger drop off zone in front of the entrance.
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