History museums instill wonder in those who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $9 for admission for two adults (an $18 value)
- $18 for admission for four adults (a $36 value)
Admission enables participation in an audio tour, which includes historical insight and stories that relate to California history in general and the mission in particular. Audio tours are available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, and Vietnamese.
Mission San Juan Capistrano
When Father Lasuen founded Mission San Juan Capistrano in 1775, he created the 7th of modern California's 21 missions, which were intended to serve as epicenters of Christianity and Spanish culture in the New World. The mission system fell into disarray and disrepair during the war for Mexican independence and the Mexican-American War, but San Juan Capistrano remains, standing as a relic of that era and a testament to California's historical mélange of European and Native American cultures.
The mission invites visitors to learn more about the region’s history by exploring 10 acres of preserved adobe architecture, fountains, and gardens. Audio tours give groups a unique insight into the site's stories, and rotating exhibits feature artwork as well as historical and religious artifacts from San Juan Capistrano. Hands-on activities allow guests to recreate the experience of centuries-old mission life by making adobe bricks, panning for gold, or connecting computers to dial-up modems.
Beautiful architecture, amazing stories of what happened to these people.Luna W., Yelp, 8/19/12
A great way to spend a few hours on a late afternoon.Juan S., Yelp, 9/5/12
99% of 2,107 customers
“This is just beautiful.. well worth the time..”
“The grounds are covered in sand in some places so don't wear sandals - it gets in your toes, LOL. The mission is BEAUTIFUL and a must see for everone. ”
“Beautiful mission with excellent audio explaining the history of California.”
San Juan Capistrano
26801 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, California 92675