Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

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Take in the well-preserved history at Mission San Juan Capistrano and tour the museum exhibits inside and throughout the 2 hectares (10 acres) grounds. Originally founded in 1775, the mission was built as a completely self-sufficient community and became a center for industry, religion, and agriculture. Try your hand at Native American basket weaving, pan for gold, or attempt an adobe brick-making session. Tickets include an audio tour; guided tours are available throughout the week. Mission San Juan Capistrano is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • This was a definite gem. My wife and I had a great time learning about the history of the mission. The mission it self was beautiful and the gardens were very well done. I thoroughly enjoyed this... 
    This was a definite gem. My wife and I had a great time learning about the history of the mission. The mission it self was beautiful and the gardens were very well done. I thoroughly enjoyed this...  more »
  • Wonderful grounds to walk at your own pace and listen to a recording at each place along the way. Beautiful architecture and ruins. Beautiful gardens and plants everywhere you looked. Great history... 
    Wonderful grounds to walk at your own pace and listen to a recording at each place along the way. Beautiful architecture and ruins. Beautiful gardens and plants everywhere you looked. Great history...  more »
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  • Beautifully kept and maintained mission. Spent a few hours here exploring this historical site with my family. Perfect place for your fourth grader to learn about their California mission project. Additionally, it's a dog friendly place!!! They have a small grassy area designated for dogs to do their business. They are allowed to roam on all outdoor grounds just not inside the buildings. The surrounding areas around the mission are also fun to explore. There is an area featuring some historical adobe homes which are still furnished and kept in their original state. Also, lots of shops and restaurants to explore all of which were family and dog friendly!!
  • The history you learn about California at this Mission is pretty amazing. The audio tour is full of information and the scenery is beautiful. My kids really enjoyed the Koi pond and making their flattened penny. It's nice to walk around the Mission and spend a moment to reflect in the historical church.

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