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Mission Dolores

3321 16th St, Mission District, San Francisco, CA 94114-1712
+1 415-621-8203
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The oldest building in San Francisco features adobe walls, original tiles and timbers lashed together with rawhide and hand-carved altars.
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3321 16th St, Mission District, San Francisco, CA 94114-1712
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+1 415-621-8203
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dolores Mission is very well preserved. There is a little museum with artifacts from the natives that had inhabited the area, as well as things the brother Franciscans had brought with them. The cemetery was tranquil and beautiful, with lots of roses in bloom....More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 1 week ago

In 1776, five days before the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia, members of New Spain's expedition to Northern California founded the Mission San Francisco de Asís in a beautiful and strategic area what was then called Chutchui by the Ohlone people and what...More

Thank Katie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after a guided walking tour. Beautiful original Mission chapel built in 1790 that survived the 1906 fire. $7 for the self guided tour. The grounds include an old cemetery, one of the few left in S.F. And, there's an entrance to the much...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mission is nestled in a residential area, easy to find via tram from the heart of San Francisco, a 10 min ride. The original mission still stands next to the newer church. Well worth a visit to get a sense of how SF started.

Thank pamelag125
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The Mission offers admission for a small fee. We were pleasantly surprised by the beauty and history. Small gift shop at the end of the tour. Would definitely recommend!

Thank kiowanative
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We spent about a half an hour visiting this mission which plays an important role in SF history. Cool things include a room with Native American artifacts and the cemetery area. Worth the stop

Thank umandr
Reviewed 19 April 2017

It was my second time there. very interesting and beautiful place. I love historic places, but the main reason that I went there is becuse I'm a big Hitchcock fan, and there is a scene in Vertigo that was shot there

Thank yasmineg1
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This mission is the oldest building of San Francisco located in the Castro District. The visit is very short it is composed of a museum, the visit of the chapel and a cemetery. The shop is full of quality goods and the employees are very...More

Thank Félix M
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Like a quiet oasis, this little mission is in the busy Castro district. It is very well preserved. There is a diorama that shows the original buildings as it looked in 1790. The small cemetery, which is included on the self guided tour was especially...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is one of the most beautiful and haunting of the original 21 Missions of Fr. Serra. The cemetery adjacent is fascinating. Hard to believe we were in the middle of a large city.

Thank teresa k
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the
foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural
attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous
street murals and a high density of bars and cafes
make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people.
While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its
top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the
city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the
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26 March 2017|
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Response from egchora | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no audio or docent tours available. It is a self guided tour but they do provide an informational pamphlet. There are also signs posted at each station that you can read for a more in depth visit.
7 March 2016|
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Response from CyberDawg | Reviewed this property |
We're Catholic. We went to mass. It was close to where we were staying in the mission.
28 November 2015|
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Response from nwaynesworld | Reviewed this property |
No need for an organized your. Use the public transit to get to the church and enjoy on your own.