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Mission San Buenaventura

225 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
+1 805-643-4318
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Small but still amazing

Yes, it's smaller than some Missions we have visited, but the artifacts, display's, and especially... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Russell A
Desert Hot Springs, California
California history at its finest

A don't miss for history and interesting photography opportunities! One of the finest old Spanish... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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225 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
+1 805-643-4318
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes, it's smaller than some Missions we have visited, but the artifacts, display's, and especially the Relic's behind the locked iron bars were amazing. For sure it's worth the trip. consider the admission a donation, and enjoy what you will find.

Thank Russell A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A don't miss for history and interesting photography opportunities! One of the finest old Spanish Missions to visit.

Thank TwiceRetired
Reviewed 3 days ago

This mission is almost lost amid the shops and restaurants at the bottom of the hill in Ventura. Enter through the gift shop and it is well worth the entrance fee to get a few minutes of peace and beauty. You may have conflicted views...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and historic and located in such a lovely place. The grounds are fabulous. The gift shop is a must!

Thank SurferVal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mission gardens are very well kept. The museum was small but had a repeating documentary that was very informative. A good place to visit to learn the good works of the Catholic Church in the US.

Thank Maria Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds and church. The flowers are gorgeous and well cared for. The church is in great shape. Can take a few minutes to reflect, think, or just rest. $4 admission for adult, lower priced then other missions. It is toward the end of a...More

Thank evafrancis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ventura is not Santa Barbara, nor does it try to be. The same can be said about the mission. Although much smaller, the garden is maintained and the church itself is just wonderful with some fine artwork there and possessions in the small but interesting...More

Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice mission but it only took a few minutes to view the small garden and church. There was a museum but it was also very small. Of interest was a wooden church bell with a metal plate on the inside.

Thank James S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The church is still operational. I am sure that this must be the original site, but the church looks as though it has been rebuilt since the 1780. It is promoted as one of the oldest missions in California.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Thought we would " just drop by" and ended up staying for almost two hours! Thoroughly enjoyed the informative videos about Father Junipero Serra. The glass cases are filled with precious artifacts, including three beautiful silk robes. The active sanctuary is lovely to behold. The...More

Thank Travel-lady03
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15 April 2017|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about Eater services but regular Sunday services are at 7:30,9;10:30 Spanish and 12:15
Terry G
3 January 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. On Sunday it's 7:30am, 9:00am, and 12:15pm.