Mission San Luis Rey Museum Admission

Carlsbad, USA
Mission San Luis Rey Museum Admission
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Offered in: English


While in San Diego, visit the Mission San Luis Rey, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1798. Your entrance ticket includes several parts of the mission property, and a self-guided tour of the museum.
  • Admission to Mission San Luis Rey, near San Diego
  • Take a self-guided tour of one of California's largest historic Spanish missions
  • Gain access to the mission, the grounds, and the museum
  • View Native American, Spanish, and Mexican artifacts

What's Included

  • Self-guided tour
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

Opening hours

  • 4/14/2021 - 3/7/2025

    Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

What To Expect

Mission San Luis Rey is among the largest of California's 21 Spanish missions, and it shows the significance of Spanish influence in the state's history.

Browse the museum at your own pace and see informative displays of Native American, Mexican, and Spanish artifacts. The mission is known for its sunken gardens, and archaeological and architectural features such as a wooden dome and cupola. It was once referred to as 'king of the missions.'

In the present day, the mission is both a retreat center, a home for Franciscan friars and has an active church with daily Mass at noon.

Mission San Luis Rey

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Some of the sites have uneven surfaces, which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using wheelchairs
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Operated by Mission San Luis Rey

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      A calming place to visit, rich in history
      Maryanne_A, Aug 2023
      A calming place to visit, rich in history Interesting to learn how the Indians taught the friars how to live off the land in return give them the belief in a higher power.
      It was a wonderful...
      Janell_T, Mar 2023
      It was a wonderful experience!!!! My daughter loved learning!!! We got so much information so she can build her mission project.
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      mikim2283, Feb 2020
      Viator made it very simple to purchase a ticket in advance. The Mission is piece of artestry restored from the splendor of the 1700's. So much history but also sadness in the evolution of abandonment and disrepair after the Spanish American War. This is a must see if you are visiting the area. It is definitely a place of reflection.

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      -You will not receive a refund if you cancel.

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