Ventura Historical Sites

Along 600 miles of California's beautiful coast, lies 21 missions, founded by Father Junipero Serra. In 1782 Father Serra founded the Mission San Buenaventura laying the foundation for what would become the city of San Buenaventura (Ventura). Ventura's Downtown area is home to numerous historical sites all within walking distance. Mission San Buenaventura Historic Park is a collection of historic and archaeological sites, both public and private, adjacent to Mission San Buenaventura in downtown Ventura, California, officially known as the City of San Buenaventura. These historic and archaeological areas are one of only three Mission sites in historic downtown commercial business districts in California (the others being San Luis Obispo and San Gabriel). The other 18 sites were originally in rural areas located away from the pueblos and presidios In some cases development and tourism has overrun Mission sites, but these sites are not true downtown business districts as one sees in most communities.

The sites of the Historic Park cover a wide range of locations from original buildings, excavated sites and open parkland, to lots occupied by later buildings. Even on those sites that have been occupied by later buildings, foundations of the original structures have been located.

Pick up a complimentary Mission San Buenaventura Archeological Site Walking Tour guide or a Historic Downtown Walking Tour Guide at the Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau, 101 S. California Street, Downtown Ventura.

Click here to view inforamtion on the Historic  Mission San Buenaventura Archeological Sites.


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Masses / Misas

Weekdays: 7:30 A.M.
(Except Monday: 9:00  A.M. during school year: August-June)

Saturday / Sábado:
7:30 A.M.
5:30 P.M. Vigil (English)
7:30 P.M. Vigilia (Español)

Sunday / Domingo:
 7:30 A.M. (English)
 9:00 A.M. (English)
10:30 A.M (Español in O'Brien Hall)
12:15 P.M. (English)
Holy Days/ Días Santos:
7:30 A.M. (English)
12:00 Noon  (English)
6:00 P.M. (English)
7:30 P.M. (Spanish)
First Friday / Viernes Primeros:
7:30 A.M. (English); 7:30 P.M. (Español)
Confession / Confesiones:
Friday/Viernes 5 P.M.
Saturday/Sábado 4 P.M.
Advent Penance Services 2017
Lenten Penance Services 2018
Eucharistic Adoration/
Adoración Eucarística:
Serra Chapel / Capilla Junípero Serra
Monday 6:00 A.M.- Thursday 6:00 A.M.
de Lunes 6:00 A.M. a Jueves 6:00 A.M.

Parish Center Office Hours:
Horario Oficina del Centro
Monday-Friday/ Lunes a Viernes
8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Registration – Parish Census Form

Marriage / Matrimonios

Saying "I Do" Marriage Video

By Appointment Six Months in Advance: Guidelines
Por Cita Seis Meses Antes de la Boda: Normas

Baptism / Bautismos

By Appointment Only: Guidelines 2018

Hacer Cita Un Mes Antes: Normas 2018


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