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Mission San Fernando

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Neighbourhood: North San Fernando Valley
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Address: 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number: +1 818-361-0186
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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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Beautiful Mission

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 September 2016
Jon N
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews
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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.

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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 

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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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Thank Ron Y
Springfield, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 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 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

The little Mission San Fernando is tucked away in the North Valley and you won't find it unless you've out looking for it, use map & GPS. The mission is an important piece of California's Spanish colonial history & the mission building, working areas and grounds are quite interesting to tour. Not as impressive as the Missions in Capistrano or... More 

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Imperial Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

I'm on a mission to visit all the missions in California and made a stop here on road trip last year. The grounds as others may have mentioned is not as pretty as some of the other missions I've visited like San Juan Capistrano or San Buenaventura. However, the buildings and the exhibits are nicely restored and give you a... More 

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