Mission San Juan Capistrano, historic landmark and museum is the Birthplace of Orange County, was founded more than two hundred years ago as the 7th of 21 missions statewide, and one with a chapel still standing where Fr. Serra once celebrated Mass.
Today it is a monument to California's multi-cultural history, embracing its Native American, Spanish, Mexican and European heritage. Originally built as a self sufficient community by Spanish Padres and Native Americans, the Mission was a center for agriculture, industry, education and religion.
Executive Director's Message
A message from our Executive Director at Mission San Juan Capistrano
The Mission Preservation Foundation Board of Directors are committed to raising funds for specialized and comprehensive preservation work to ensure Mission San Juan Capistrano remains the most significant historic site in Orange County.
The Board includes:
For the mass schedules at Mission San Juan Capistrano Basilica and Serra Chapel click here or please contact the Parish Office at (949) 234-1360.
The Mission is a registered Historic Landmark & designated a National Historical Treasure.