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Mission San Buenaventura

225 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
+1 805-643-4318
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The 7th California Mission so far!

I am a big history buff and have visited almost all of the California Missions. This has been the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
Lovely Small Mission

Lovely old church and peaceful little garden with a nice little museum. A nice respite from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
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225 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
+1 805-643-4318
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a big history buff and have visited almost all of the California Missions. This has been the smallest one and took about 15 minutes to see. The staff however on this one is not very engaging or happy to work there like the...More

Thank StonewallJackson2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely old church and peaceful little garden with a nice little museum. A nice respite from crowded Main Street. The church is really lovely with old beams and candles. This was the last of the California missions personally founded by Serra - well worth the...More

Thank Koda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking through this mission. Beautiful courtyard and small but interesting museum. Enjoy downtown after your visit.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been to five missions in CA and this is my favorite. Lovely...and right on then main street of downtown Ventura. Cute little town with shops and restaurants. Park located right across the street. Put this on your bucket list!

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are familiar with most all the California Missions. So, even though the total scale of the museum and land area is small compared to other Missions, this was a pleasant stop. The museum while compact, is really a great introduction to Mission history. The...More

Thank TDelRio
Reviewed 15 September 2017

What a great family outing the garden's are beautiful, the Mission is just as beautiful. very relaxing

Thank Tanya W
Reviewed 13 September 2017

A beautiful historic Mission with beautiful and peaceful grounds. If you love history, you will love this stop

Thank Kay932
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is probably one of the smallest Missions. It has a beautiful garden with a "mini-grotto" to Mary and a nice fountain. The inside of the Mission is beautiful. The artwork of the Stations of the Cross is excellent and the statues look like they...More

Thank Lireyes820
Reviewed 4 September 2017

In comparison to the San Juan Capistrano and Santa Barbara Missions, Mission San Buenaaventura is quite low on the totem pole. Thought it does have its charm, it does not have the "wow" factor of the aforementioned missions. When I got there, a mass was...More

Thank Luciano L
Reviewed 1 September 2017

There are 21 Franciscan missions in California. If you are driving north or south on California Highway 101, a stop in Ventura to visit this small mission is worth the 20 to 30 minutes it takes. As native Californians, my husband and I were inspired...More

Thank ERIN B
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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.