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Historic Mission San Luis Rey de Francia

4050 Mission Avenue, Oceanside

(760) 757-3651

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  • Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Last self-guided tour begins at 4:30 p.m.


Founded in 1798, Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, known as the “King of the Missions,” is a National Historic Landmark. The largest of all the 21 California missions, it is home to a community of Franciscan Friars and is open daily to the public in the Franciscan tradition of heritage and hospitality. Facilities include a Retreat Center with day and overnight programs for spiritual renewal, multi-function meeting spaces, a Cemetery open to all people, Mission Gift Shop, Historic Church and interpretive Museum.

Fees: Adults     $7
Seniors (65+)     $5
Youth (ages 6-18)     $3
Active Military and dependents, free of charge
Ages 5 & under, free of charge