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Mission Dolores

Mission Dolores
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Type of Attraction
Religious, Buildings & Monuments
Interests That Apply
History, Local Culture, Architecture, Religion, Art, Photography, Outdoors
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Price: $0-$5
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Available
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Mission Dolores

San Francisco's Oldest

Family Time Must See

Address: Phone:
3321 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
+1 415 621 8203


While the nation's forefathers were awaiting response from England in late 1776, Father Junipero Serra founded the Mission Dolores on where present day San Francisco is found. In what was just a simple pueblo of 900 exploded to 20,000 in under a year around the time of the 1948 Gold Rush in California, which solidified San Francisco's place in history. Even with the massive influx of people who moved in San Francisco, the mission remained in its location and today serves the community as an active parish and church. The mission even survived one of San Francisco's worst earthquakes on record, the 1906 earthquake that decimated much of the city, and is the oldest standing structure in San Francisco. Visually Mission Dolores is a stunning example of Spanish Mission style, and the cemetery and surrounding gardens create a beautiful backdrop for the historical building.

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Notes: The mission is open until 4:30pm from May through October and is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Visit Time: 30min-1.5hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: $0-$5


Indoor with climate control.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: MUNI BUS: 22
Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Subway Taxi Walking
Notes: Take MUNI: 22 Fillmore or the 14 Mission BART: 16th Street.
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: Street parking is available near the mission.

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