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Mission San Fernando

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Neighbourhood: North San Fernando Valley
As featured in Offbeat in LA
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Address: 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
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09:00 - 16:30
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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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I was born in San Fernando in 1945 and my entire family and friends are buried at the cemetery. I have never been on a tour, but this year my plans are to go visit the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 February 2017
Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I was born in San Fernando in 1945 and my entire family and friends are buried at the cemetery. I have never been on a tour, but this year my plans are to go visit the church.. Cecelia Velasquez Primero

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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I am on a Mission tour for my vacation. This is my 4th one to visit. I really liked this one. The museum part has so many things to look at. I liked the library and the wine cellar are not in others that I visited.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This is right near my house and many family members laid to rest nearby. There is a sense of tranquility at this Mission and holds a lot of history. Certainly recommend anyone to visit at least once if in the area.

Thank Jon N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

While I read that it a restored mission, the buildings are not restored originals but reconstructed instead. The grounds, however, are lovely. While the museum tells the story of the mission and related stories, several of the artifacts on display are only remotely related. Still, if your goal is to visit all the Spanish missions in California, then the Mission... More 

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Palmdale, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

There are signs pointing you toward this historic building all along the street. The entrance is the one with the sign titled, San Fernando Mission, not the driveway titled Archdiocese. It cost 5 dollars for entry through a gift shop. The builds are beautiful, and the displays are very high quality. The property is large enough so its unlikely you'll... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

If you are into California history and or the California missions up and down the state, this one one of them worth the visit. I've visited this mission twice now and find that it offers a little more then a few of the other missions. The outside of the mission has been restored, yet they did leave a couple of... More 

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Madera, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 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.

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Springfield, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 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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