Mission Tour Family Visit
California Mission Tour
Due Date: January 6th, 2020
The focus and purpose of your project is to visit a California Mission with your family and share your experience as part of your classroom mission project.
San Buenaventura (In town)
San Fernando Rey de Espana
The cost to tour is usually very minimal. About $4-9 for adults and $1-$4 for kids. Let me know if this is a problem for you and I will see if we can get our school or PTA to help.
Date of Visit:
Sample Written Reflection
Mission San Juan Bautista
Founded June 24th, 1797
Visited July 12th, 2010
I chose to visit this mission because it has a historic town right next to it.
When I saw the church I was surprised at how big it is.
Can you believe they have been having mass here nonstop since the year 1800?
I felt awed by how beautiful and ornate the altar was.
It was interesting to discover that one of the founding families of the town were part of the Donner Party.
A fact I learned was that the Plaza Hotel was once used as the barracks for the soldiers that guarded the mission.
I was surprised to find out that there are records showing that the padres paid the neophytes for their work.
I found out that the Klingon language created for the TV show Star Trek was based on the Mutsun language spoken by a nearby Native American tribe.
I wonder why they built the mission right next to the San Andreas Fault.
The roses at the missions were colorful and beautiful.