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Mission San Buenaventura

225 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
+1 805-643-4318
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Renovating the area

I have been visiting and photographing all 21 California missions. I finally made it to Ventura... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Woodpecker48
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Walnut Creek, California
Small but attractive

My wife and I have been on a quest for the past few years to view all of the missions. The Mission... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
LightFighter
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Lafayette, California
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“gift shop” (35 reviews)
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225 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
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"gift shop"
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"self guided tour"
in 11 reviews
"california history"
in 15 reviews
"small museum"
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"catholic church"
in 7 reviews
"small garden"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful gardens"
in 6 reviews
"junipero serra"
in 8 reviews
"main street"
in 16 reviews
"downtown ventura"
in 18 reviews
"el camino real"
in 5 reviews
"olive press"
in 3 reviews
"bell tower"
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"busy street"
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"nice fountain"
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"san buenaventura"
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"historic site"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been visiting and photographing all 21 California missions. I finally made it to Ventura today. I arrived early and the grounds and the church were open, so I went in and took some photos. The gift shop and museum open at 10:00AM. At...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

My wife and I have been on a quest for the past few years to view all of the missions. The Mission San Buenaventura is small but well cared for and the church appears to still be in use. Unlike many of the missions, there...More

Thank LightFighter
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

As a person who has seen most of the CA missions, this mission is well preserved as it is still used as a church today. The grounds are well kept, but the typical “normal” buildings that would have surrounded this mission (if they ever existed)...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is worth the price of admission to see. Several old pieces inside the museum , small garden. Church is beautiful with well cared for ambiance. This would be a 1-2 hour trip

Thank Nadia M
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Unlike most other missions this one is right in the middle of a busy street. So parking not as easy as at some of the other missions. Buildings and religious art in great shape.

Thank radar60
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I am a big history buff and have visited almost all of the California Missions. This has been the smallest one and took about 15 minutes to see. The staff however on this one is not very engaging or happy to work there like the...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Lovely old church and peaceful little garden with a nice little museum. A nice respite from crowded Main Street. The church is really lovely with old beams and candles. This was the last of the California missions personally founded by Serra - well worth the...More

Thank Koda
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We enjoyed walking through this mission. Beautiful courtyard and small but interesting museum. Enjoy downtown after your visit.

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Been to five missions in CA and this is my favorite. Lovely...and right on then main street of downtown Ventura. Cute little town with shops and restaurants. Park located right across the street. Put this on your bucket list!

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We are familiar with most all the California Missions. So, even though the total scale of the museum and land area is small compared to other Missions, this was a pleasant stop. The museum while compact, is really a great introduction to Mission history. The...More

Thank TDelRio
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convfalcon
15 April 2017|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about Eater services but regular Sunday services are at 7:30,9;10:30 Spanish and 12:15
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Terry G
4 January 2017|
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Yes they do. On Sunday it's 7:30am, 9:00am, and 12:15pm.
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