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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 seasonal Live Online Art tour and our Live Online Art Lessons. 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.


Live Online Guided Tour

Explore the Mission’s beautiful grounds and historic past with an expert Mission guide. From the cultural traditions of the local Acjachemen people, to the picturesque gardens, and one-of-a-kind Serra Chapel, there is something for everyone. This interactive virtual experience is perfect for adults and children of all ages to enjoy together.  Booking reservations are good for up to four devices, so book today and share this tour experience with three other friends by providing their email addresses upon booking! 

Offered: Fridays at 3:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Platform: Zoom
Cost: $45 for up to 4 devices (must provide email addresses for all devices upon booking)

* Registration is required at least 72 hours in advance. Program subject to availability. This program is not private and is open to anyone who has reserved a spot. Not applicable for school groups or learning pods.

Looking for a virtual experience for your school group? Learn about our distance learning programs.


360° Architectural and Historical Views Video Series

Experience the history and beauty of the Mission as if you were standing here! From 360 degree sweeping views of the Mission grounds to up close, never before seen views of architecture and artifacts, you’ll see the Mission from every angle in 28 video clips. These can be viewed on a computer, mobile devices or VR headset.

Duration: Approimately 3 minutes (per video clip)
Platform: Vimeo
Cost: FREE

Looking for a virtual experience for your school group? Learn about our distance learning programs.


Online Audio Tour

The online audio tour features music, history and storytelling bringing to life the “Jewel of the Missions.” Tour aligns with CA HSS (4.2.1, 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6).

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


Live Online Summer Art Lesson: Watercolor Painting

Gather your watercolor painting supplies together for this special watercolor class! The subject of this painting will be the Mission’s resident koi fish, who live in the fountains onsite. To paint along with this livestream, we recommend the following supplies: watercolor paints, paint brush, watercolor paper, pencil, any black marker, and water for dipping your paint brush.

Online Summer Art Lessons are led by Mission Staff Artist in Residence Melanie Rayburn. These classes are designed to be enjoyed with the family and is accessible to people of all ages and levels of experience and are a fun, interactive learning activity for students on summer break.

Date: August 10, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE! Online event – Register for this class by clicking the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UHzvlJ6FSamyae3hBCQL-Q

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Tuesday - Sunday, 9AM - 4PM

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Closed early Christmas Eve and Good Friday.
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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