Mission Tours

fountainThe Mission Basilica Gift Shop, Museum, Garden, and Basilica Church are          OPEN DAILY: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

(Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter and Thanksgiving Day)

DAILY: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Individual Rates:  

Adults (18-64): $5.00
Seniors (65+): $4.00
Active Military (w/ID): $4.00
Youth (5-17): $2.00
Children (0-4): FREE


This tour is perfect for those who would like to visit at their own pace.

Self-guided tour includes:

  • The Museum
  • 30-minute Video
  • Garden and Grotto
  • Mission Basilica Church
  • Michelangelo’s Pietà
  • Padre's Burial and Settling Tank.

Click here to view Mission Basilica Tour Map 2020

Click here to watch a virtual tour of the California Missions "Hope On The Bus Tour" sponsored by the California Misisons Foundation.

See the Gallery section of this website for a 360 degree viw of the interior of the Mission.

During the School Year, Mission Basilica of San Buenaventura 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)

Normal enrance fees are chargedReserve your tour 48 hours in advance by calling (805) 648-4496. 

Expert docents provide a thorough opportunity to learn about Mission life, art and architecture and answer your questions. 

School Tours:

The Mission Basilica of San Buenaventura 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.   

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, click on the following document:

A Guide for Docents and Teachers to assist teachers and parents for the self-guided tour.

Special Holy Week Hours:

Good Friday:      10 am-noon & 3 pm-5 pm
Holy Saturday:    9am-5 pm
Easter Sunday:   Closed

For more information please call 805-648-4496.

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

Wheelchair Access: The Gift Shop has limited access to wheelchair users. Wheelchair users have access to the Gift Shop counter via the Main Street entrance and should request assistance to the Mission Basilica museum, garden and church via a gated alley within twenty feet from the Gift Shop entrance. We have three disabled parking spaces in the upper lot behind the Mission. Please call the Gift Shop in advance 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.

Mission Bailica of San Buenaventura is unable to provide staff or volunteer docents to meet the needs of the hearing or sight impaired persons or other special needs. Schools and groups booking tours are requested to provide services to meet the needs of the hearing or sight impaired persons or other special needs.

**There is no admission fee for scheduled Masses or Liturgies.

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