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Educational and beautiful

Excellent historical information and well designed displays. The sanctuary restoration was... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
carolyn s
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This was a visit for which I had no expectations or preconceptions. What I found was a museum... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Dave G
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43300 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539-5829
+1 510-657-1797 ext. 100
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

The 18th of the 21 California Missions I visited on my Motorcycle trip was Old Mission San Jose in Fremont. The Mission was founded on June 11, 1797 as the 14th Spanish Mission. Of the 18 Missions I have visited thus far this was one...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Excellent historical information and well designed displays. The sanctuary restoration was beautiful! Wish we could have heard the organ.

Thank carolyn s
Reviewed 2 June 2018

This was a visit for which I had no expectations or preconceptions. What I found was a museum tracing the early history of the location from initiation by Hispanic monks with displays of artefacts, historical documents and explanatory text. It was comprehensive in the treatment...More

1  Thank Dave G
Reviewed 21 May 2018

First time visiting Mission San Jose and it was an incredible experience. The church is a sight to see, and I highly recommend a visit to anyone within the area. Spiritually uplifting and humbling.

Thank Saffire7
Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is just another mission church like many others that you can find in California. The church is relatively large but there is nothing here that really stands out. We came about half an hour before closing. We thought we might have to hurry. As...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Mission has original buildings. The graveyard which holds many early pioneers. A interesting way to spend a few hours...

Thank William S
Reviewed 2 April 2018

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
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
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
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

1  Thank Dorcas K
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