This is to create a reservation for a self-guided school tour of Mission San Juan Bautista which was founded in 1797 by Spanish missionaries and is the largest Mission of the California Missions. The tour includes the Mission gardens, the Guadalupe Chapel, the Museum, the Cemetery, and the Mission Church.
The Mission entrance is located at 2nd and Mariposa Street, across from the State Historic Park (which is booked separately by the State Park). The Mission adjoins the last remaining Spanish plaza in California, the last intact section of El Camino Real, and the San Andreas Fault.
We limit the tours to 14 groups, up to 35 students per group per day. (1 Tour = 1 CLASS) The reservations are open-ended, with no set arrival time. There is no time limit to the tour within our scheduled hours (9:30am - 4:00pm) and you have access to the Mission grounds for the entire day. Information to assist your tour is available at the Entrance/Gift Shop.
While we always welcome student groups, it must be noted that the Mission has been a place of worship for over 200 years. Students are required to stay with their teachers/chaperones at all times. (Infrequently, there may be a service in progress at the Mission Church. If so, we will allow you into the Mission Church as soon as possible, though the rest of the grounds would remain accessible.)
There is a gift shop available for the students as well as a rest room. Food is not available at the Mission and is not allowed on the Mission grounds. There are many restaurants and an ice cream parlor in town the students can visit.
Note: If you intend on visiting the State Historic Park on the same day you visit the Mission, you will need to call the (866)240-4655 to make a reservation with the State Park. The State Park and the Mission are administered separately and reservations between the two are not automatic.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT READ THE ABOVE INFORMATION BEFORE MAKING YOUR RESERVATION.