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Tour Mission San Juan Capistrano and gardens from the comfort of your own home! We are proud to now offer Live Online Guided tours, our newest debut Live Online Art tour and our pre-recorded virtual Sketch the Mission program. Explore the Mission landmark with an expert Mission guide walking you through the grounds during a fun and interactive virtual experience. For school groups, please view our distance learning programs.


VIP Private Tour

Book a private tour of Mission San Juan Capistrano with your household group! Our VIP tours allow small groups of either up to 4, or up to 8, to book a private experience and explore the Mission grounds. Go into the wine vat, visit the private Sacristy of the Ruins, or touch the historic Mission bells! This is the up close experience our visitors truly appreciate.

On this tour, guests are led by a guide, with a special transmitter to ensure safe touring. This exclusive tour includes gifts for each guest in the group, including hand sanitizer and drinking water. Our hands-on brick making program, Mission Matters, is also available as an add-on! Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen for your tour.

These tours are available by reservation only.

Offered: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Size: Up to 4 and up to 8 
Cost:  $75 (up to 4 guests) and $140 (up to 8 guests)

*All tour and education program availability is subject to change due to COVID-19 conditions.


Multi-language Audio Tour

Photo Credit: @bhnrealestate

Available in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian

Enhance your visit with our self-guided audio tour featuring 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. This tour is available for free any day, any time, at your own pace. You control what you hear.

Dial 1 to begin the tour. Follow the tour in numerical order or create your own sequence. When prompted, enter the number of the stop you wish to hear more about.

Each stop is approximately 1 to 2 minutes long and is a unique experience. You may start and stop the tour at any point or enter another number anytime you choose.

Mission San Juan Capistrano strives to be accessible to everyone. While some parts of our property are limited due to the historic nature of the site, the majority of our museum rooms and gardens are wheelchair accessible. However Audio tour stops can still be accessed on the audio wand. Learn more about accessibility.

Preview the Audio Tour (English):

How to Use the Audio Wand
Stop 1

What is a Mission? — Founding Document
Stop 2 Additional Information

Mission Agriculture — Olive Millstone
Stop 3

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Museum Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 9AM - 4PM

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Closed early Christmas Eve and Good Friday.
Hours subject to change

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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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