Tours Tours


9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

-Except for the days listed below when the Gift Shop & Mission Tours

Will be closed:

January 1st, Day before Thanksgiving,
Thanksgiving Day, December 24th, December 25th, and
December 31st.



Tours into the Mission Church and Museum maybe closed at the time of your visit due to state COVID-19 regulations for churches and museums as well as special events. Please call 831-623-2127 for our current status.
The Mission Gift Shop, Museum and Garden are open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Fridays through Sundays, and by appointment on Wednesday through Thursday for small group tours only.

Admission: Self-Guided Tour
$7.00 adults
$5.00 seniors – 60 years and over
$4.00 – 5 years to 17 years of age
Under 5 years of age – FREE
Mission San Juan Bautista admission is separate from the State Park admission.

All children under 18 must be accompanied by adults.

Docent-led Tours
The Mission is currently taking reservations for small group private tours by appointment only on Wednesday through Friday. Please call 831-623-2127 to make your reservation.

We reserve the right to close certain areas of our property at any time due to the religious and historical nature of this Church and Museum. Thank you for your patience as we work to conserve and protect the architecture for all to enjoy.

The Mission is closed on New Year’s Day, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Day before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

Click on Professional Photography Contract below to access full contract with guidelines.

Professional Photography Contract

No wedding photographs allowed in the church except for couples married at the Mission. If you are interested in having photos taken at the Mission please call 831-623-2127 for more information. The Mission is private property, photography is only allowed by appointment or a contract. Photography with professional photographers or without permission for weddings or events, which are not held at the Mission, are considered trespassing.


Phone: 831-623-4528
Fax: 831-623-4533

The Mission Gift Shop carries a large variety of religious and inspirational goods.

Partial List of items carried in the Gift Shop:

  • Rosaries
  • Jewelry 
  • Traditional Crucifixes
  • Decorative Crosses
  • Garden Statues
  • Windchimes
  • Wall Décor
  • Icons
  • Baptism, 1st Communion, Confirmation
  • Nativities
  • Ornaments
  • Books 

Docent News:

 Are you drawn to the Holy Spirit here at the Old Mission, or enjoy learning about the diverse history marked here? Do you enjoy school-aged education, meeting people from all over the world, and interacting with travelers of all kinds?

We are looking for more volunteers to become part of our docent team and share in the cultivation of this parish and museum experience. We are a community of people who love this mission just like you and will support the talent and knowledge you may bring. We hope you will join us in sharing what we love. If interested, please contact Stacey Gentry at the Gift Shop 623-4528; or Loryn Kehoe Ross at (352) 598-4429 for more information. We look forward to new members!