Admission: Self-Guided Tour

$4.00 adults
$3.00 seniors – 60 and over
$2.00 - 5 years of age and over
Under 5 years of age – free

On occasion a docent may be available to answer questions or guide a tour upon request. 

The Mission is open from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, 7 days a week. 

The Mission is closed on New Year’s Day, Day before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

School Field Trips:

To schedule a school field trip to the Mission and the State Historic Park, you must make reservations separately. We do not make reservations for the State Park. It is advised that you first call Reserve America at 866.240.4655 to make a reservation to tour the San Juan Bautista State Historic Park, then click on the link below to book your School Field Trip Reservation for Mission San Juan Bautista. You may schedule a MISSION ONLY field trip by clicking on the link below. If you need to reschedule your visit to the Mission, please call us at (831.623.4528)

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Field Trip Guidelines:

We are pleased that you and your students are going to visit our Mission during the coming year. The Mission Staff has established the following guidelines that need to be adhered to by all and shared with fellow visiting teachers.

BEFORE STUDENTS ARE ALLOWED TO VISIT, it is required that you, or someone you have appointed, report to the gift shop to check in. This is also the appropriate time to pay your admission fee ($50.00 per class for a self-guided tour) if not paid in advance. 

STUDENTS MAY NOT BRING BACKPACKS, drinks, or food beyond the Gift Shop entrance. Teachers and chaperones may carry their educational supplies (no food or drink) as needed.

STUDENTS MUST STAY WITH THEIR CHAPERONE AT ALL TIMES. PDF of chaperone guidelines are available by clicking here.

THE MISSION IS A PLACE OF WORSHIP. There are infrequent times when the Church is closed for services. Please be patient, we will get you started on your tour as soon as possible. The rest of the Mission grounds including the museum are open during services.

Shopping at the gift shop is allowed at your discretion. Again, chaperones are responsible for the students. Your admission and purchases made in the Gift Shop are very important to the Mission. We do not receive any financial aid from any state or federal funds. We rely solely on the generosity of our visitors for the upkeep and restoration of this historic treasure.

THE ADMISSION IS $50.00 PER CLASS for a self-guided tour (On occasion a docent may be available to answer questions or guide a tour upon request.) Payment may be mailed in prior to your visit. We require that only one payment be made for all classes in your school. Checks may be made payable to Old Mission San Juan Bautista. We also accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

PLEASE NOTE: Purchase orders are not accepted

Bus parking is located at the corner of 2nd and San Jose Streets in the lot adjacent to the Mission parking lot. The entrance and exit for buses is located on 2nd Street. Please share this information with your bus drivers as it is no longer permitted that buses park on the city streets.

Thank you for your cooperation. We do hope that your visit to the Mission will be a wonderful learning experience for your students.

Ana Silva
Gift Shop Manager