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Old Mission San Jose

43300 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539-5829
+1 510-657-1797 ext. 100
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A bit of California history, close to Silicon Valley

This is not the most impressive Mission, nor the biggest, nor the fanciest. But it is a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Dorcas K
Sunnyvale, California
Another Historic Mission

I have been visiting the California missions. There are 21 from Sonoma to San Diego. It's on my... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Walnut Creek, California
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43300 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539-5829
+1 510-657-1797 ext. 100
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is not the most impressive Mission, nor the biggest, nor the fanciest. But it is a beautiful slice of California history. Each Mission has its own character. Nice gift shop, cemetery. Wonderful for weddings and musical performances. It's a bit off the beaten path...More

Thank Dorcas K
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

I have been visiting the California missions. There are 21 from Sonoma to San Diego. It's on my bucket list to visit them all. This is not the most beautiful, but it was interesting nonetheless. More beautiful inside than out. Great museum, nice gift shop...More

Thank Woodpecker48
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Visited late on Memorial Day, 2017. Glad to have a chance to visit such a wonderful reminder of Missionary work and dedication, Included in the tour is an excellent gift shop with many religious and secular items (like postcards). Well worth the 20 mile trip...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I live in the same city as this mission, but have only been here twice. However, both times it didn't hesitate to astonish. Most recently I was there for a wedding. The church is beautiful, the grounds are beautiful, and it's a wonderful experience.

Thank CaroleeBlake
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The Mission of San Jose is super charming! It's from 1797 and has been nicely renovated and preserved. Nice little Museum, and the sanctuary has that adobe flair.

Thank edodd419
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The site was very small without too much to see. Its story wasn't told in an interesting/engaging way by its exhibits. It is not worth for its ticket price.

Thank flora z
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The displays and exhibits are very interesting and informative and give a good overview of what life in a Spanish mission would have been like. My one reservation is that the museum's displays assume that mission life was an improvement over their historical lifestyle for...More

Thank Kvderp
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Old mission, wood pews and all. Went to see a choral group for a Christmas concert. Sat about midway in the church and the accoustics were great. I'd go again for a similar event.

Thank Newdella2000
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Mission San Jose, located in the Mission San Jose District of Fremont, offers a great history of the Ohlone Indians and the Spanish who settled this area. The original mission was destroyed by a Hayward Fault earthquake and what stands now is a rebuilt replica...More

Thank Luv2hikejulie
Reviewed 2 December 2016

My husband and I visited this old Church a few years ago, and you would see how beautiful the Church is. Its very solemn even if they already turned the said Church into a museum.

Thank Bartocal2000
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