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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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Small Spanish Mission Embedded in Residential Fremont

Authentic Spanish Mission with rectory and cemetery embedded in residential Fremont. The size of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mchangle
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Fremont, California
Average mission (we've seen them all)

If you collect missions, like we do, you have to visit this one. If you're looking for an average... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
Milpitas_traveller
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Milpitas, California
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43300 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539-5829
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+1 510-657-1797 ext. 100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic Spanish Mission with rectory and cemetery embedded in residential Fremont. The size of the church is smaller than expected, but the entire grounds are accessible and include a small museum/gift shop. Worth a visit, and will not take long.

Thank Mchangle
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

If you collect missions, like we do, you have to visit this one. If you're looking for an average mission, maybe slightly above average, this one will do.

1  Thank Milpitas_traveller
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

I loved it there we studied everything not super fancy or what i was expecting but... Thanks trip advisor!

Thank Zaira S
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

1  Thank Kvderp
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