Mission Tours

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During the School Year, San Buenaventura Mission hosts special guided tours on select dates Friday following Thanksgiving Day (November), Monday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January), Monday of President's Day (February).  Expert docents provide a thorough opportunity to learn about Mission life, art and architecture and answer your questions.

Reserve your tour in advance by calling (805) 648-4496. Registration will be limited to 80 registered families per holiday date above.

Please meet at 10:00 AM in the Gift Shop located at 225 E. Main Street.  The Gift Shop opens at 10:00 a.m.  See General Admission rates below.

School Tours

The San Buenaventura Mission docents offer 4th grade school tours during the school year. To schedule a school tour please contact the Mission Gift Shop at 805-648-4496.  

Group rate $35.00: 1-35 students per classroom with 2 chaperones; additional chaperones: $3.00 each; additional students $1 each.

Click here for School Tour registration form to be sent after booking a toru with the Gift Shop personnel.  Additional Mission information may be found on the History page of this webstie.

Should docents be unavailable, the following document: A Guide for Students, Teachers, and Docents may assist teachers and parents for the self-guided tour.

Self-Guided Tours

The Mission Gift Shop and Museum are open daily except for major holidays (Easter, Thansgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day). The Mission Gift Shop, Museum, and general admission to the Mission Church:

Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information please call 805-648-4496.

Tours begin at the Mission Gift Shop
225 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001


General Admission

Museum, Garden, Mission Church, and Historic Sites
Child/Niño's under 18: $  1.00
Senior/Mayor 65+: $  3.00
Adult/Adultos: $  4.00
Family/Familia (parents only with children under 18 yrs):    $10.00
Groups larger than 20 persons, per person: $  3.00



Masses / Misas

Weekdays: 7:30 A.M.
(Except Tuesday: 8:15 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)
9:00 A.M. (English)
6:30 P.M. (Bi-lingual)

First Friday / Viernes Primeros:
7:30 A.M. (English); 7:30 P.M. (Español)
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.

Confession / Confesiones

Fridays/ Viernes 5 P.M.
Saturday/Sábado 4 P.M.

Baptism / Bautismos
By Appointment Only: Guidelines 2015
Hacer Cita Un Mes Antes: Normas 2015

Marriage / Matrimonios
By Appointment Six Months in Advance: Guidelines 2015
Por Cita Seis Meses Antes de la Boda: Normas

By Appointment Only
Por Cita Solamente 

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

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