Visit Mission San Juan Capistrano historic landmark and museum and the birthplace of Orange County. The whole family will enjoy budget-friendly activities, experiencing culture and history in many ways- from audio tours to educational tour booklets, fun exhibits and more. See a snapshot of California’s history by touring our museum exhibits in both our museum rooms and throughout our 10-acre grounds of gardens, fountains and adobe preserved architecture. Mission San Juan Capistrano has been the home to many people over 230 years of history. Its history consists of memories and stories of its past inhabitants and present visitors. It is a place of historical, cultural, and religious significance, as well as a place of inspiration and education.
Experience our Award Winning audio tour for adults, "Voices of the Mission." Guided tours offered Monday through Sunday. Activities include Koi fish feeding daily, Panning for gold and Adobe brick making offered on Saturdays and Sundays and Curiosity Carts offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Relax in peaceful and stunning gardens. Enjoy our childrens' "hands on" learning programs. Experience the newly preserved Serra Chapel. Visit our permanent exhibits featuring original artifacts and a variety of topics.
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