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 and confirm with the Gift Shop personnel. Additional Mission information may be found on the History page of this webstie.

When Docents are unavailable, the following document: A Guide for Docents and Teachers to assist teachers and parents for the self-guided tour.

Self-Guided Tours

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

Special Holy Week:
Good Friday: 10 am-noon; 3 pm-5 pm
Holy Saturday: 9am-5 pm
Easter Sunday:  Closed
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:
Mission, Museum, Garden, and Historic Sites
Child/Niño's under 18: $  1.00
Senior/Mayor 65+: $  3.00
Adult/Adultos: $  4.00
Family/Familia (parents with 2 children under 12 yrs): $10.00

Wheelchair Access:
There are several disabled parking spaces on Main Street with one designated space near the Mission Gift Shop. The Gift Shop is accessible to wheelchair users. Wheelchair users have access to the Mission museum, garden and church, from the Gift Shop on Main Street via a gated alley way within twenty feet of the Gift Shop door. We also have three disabled parking spaces in the upper lot behind the Mission. Please call the Gift Shop for further details. Admission fees for all visitors are posted on the website. There is no admission fee for daily Mass or on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.