VG 2012

Visitors Guides

Discover all there is to see and do in The OC. Request a Visitor's Guide!

The OC Spotlight
Events in The OCmore
Cove Gallery Laguna Beach Art Walk
The Cove Gallery in Laguna Beach is a participating Laguna Beach Art Walk Gallery. C...more
Mar 22 2018
Gray Whale Migration Off Newport Beach Winter/Spring - $16 Cruise Special
$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special.  Click website for special The G...more
California Welcome Center - Widget (2)

Mission San Juan Capistrano

  • 2680l Ortega Hwy.
    San Juan Capistrano CA 92675
  • Phone: (949) 234-1300
  • Visit Website  |  E-Mail

California’s “Jewel of The Missions”, Mission San Juan Capistrano celebrates and preserves California history. Founded by Saint Junipero Serra in 1776, the Mission is a cultural & religious landmark as it stands as one of Orange County’s oldest standing structures. Visitors roam through the lush courtyard and inspiring gardens with an opportunity to experience the entirety of the Mission through a guided audio tour in six languages, detailing the music, history, and storytelling of California’s history. Throughout the tour, visitors encounter interactive exhibits, preserved artifacts and original structures of the Mission like Serra Chapel, the only remaining original church in which Father Serra is known to have said Mass, and the Great Stone Church.
Tours Guided Tours: Mon – Fri 11:15 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.; Sat & Sun 11:15 a.m., 1:00 p.m, 2:15 p.m. *availability subject to change, call for more information Duration: 1 hour Reservations are required for guided tours for groups of 15 or more. Garden Tours are offered on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m and 10:30 a.m. (FREE with admission) Price: Adult Admission: $3 per adult in addition to admission | Child Admission: $2 per child in addition to admission

  • Days/Hours: Open Daily 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day Closed at noon on Good Friday and Christmas Eve
  • Admission: Adults $9 Seniors 60+ $8 Children 4-11 $5 Children under 3 are free Tours Guided tours: Mon – Fri 1:00 p.m.; Sat & Sun 11:15 a.m., 1:00, 2:15 & 3:45 p.m. Reservations are required for guided tours for groups of 15 or more. Garden Tours are offered on Wednesdays at 10:15 and 10:45 a.m. An additional audio tour, designed specifically for children, is available in both English and Spanish at $2 per child.
  • Kid Friendly: