IMPORTANT! Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis events on our calendar may be canceled or postponed.

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Mission San Juan Capistrano

Mission San Juan Capistrano



Founded in 1776, this restored mission offers a glimpse into Spanish colonial history and its influence on the area’s culture. Roam the ten-acre site guided by a digital podcast that tells the stories behind colorful gardens, preserved statues and exhibits that detail how the original inhabitants lived. Don’t forget to see Serra’s Chapel, the oldest building in California still in use today. Mission Events: Living History Day: Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Living History Society members dress

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Our Response to COVID-19:

11/17/2020 WE ARE OPEN!  Plan a visit to Mission San Juan Capistrano, outdoor museum and gardens Thursday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Historic Serra Chapel circa 1782 is still open to our guests to walk through but remains closed for services. There are plenty of outdoor spaces to tour and explore while indoor museum spaces are closed. Listen to our multi-language audio tour to still learn the history of all the areas of the Mission. To ensure the safety of all guests, masks are required and social distancing is encouraged. Plan your trip today >>

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