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Welcome International Visitors!

As the birthplace of Orange County, California and Orange County’s only mission, thousands of international tourists make Mission San Juan Capistrano their destination stop every year.  

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The Mission offers two different audio tours to experience:

Award Winning- Adult Audio Tour:
Voices of the Mission
(hear the audio tour on-line)
Free with adult admission
Available in English, Spanish, German, French, German, Italian and Vietnamese.
Features music, history and storytelling about California history and uncovers the Jewel of the missions. The audio tour grants the listener the unique opportunity to experience history first hand, learn new things about Mission San Juan Capistrano never before heard and see the Jewel up close and personal.

Mission San Juan Capistrano was awarded by NAI The National Association for Interpretation

Sneak peek, download audio maps:
English Audio Map (pdf)
Spanish Audio Map (pdf)
French Audio Map (pdf)
German Audio Map (pdf)
Italian Audio Map (pdf)
Vietnamese Audio Map (pdf)

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Children Audio Tour- Saved by the Mission Bell:
A Child’s Journey Through California’s History
$2 per child. Available in English and Spanish.
This humorous and imaginative audio tour is designed to engage 4th graders, but appropriate for children of all ages. Children will delight in the story of Acu’s journey through time.  Acu is a misplaced man in California’s history, who seeks the help of two modern-day 4th graders Megan and Tommy to return to his time in 1915.  Along the way the trio meets characters from the Mission’s past, opening the children’s eyes to the change and challenges of the Mission.  This 45 minute audio program also adheres to the State of California’s educational standards for teaching Social Science.  Saved by the Mission Bell is written and produced by Antenna Audio who is world renown for excellence in interpretive audio guides for world-class museums and historic sites, including USS Midway in San Diego, the Louvre in Paris, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Sneak peek, download audio maps:

English Children Audio Map (pdf)
Spanish Children Audio Map (pdf)