Founded in 1798, Mission San Luis Rey is a National Historic Landmark and the largest of California’s 21 missions.
The historic Spanish mission sits on 56 acres in Oceanside, CA. The mission farm and pasturelands once extended in a radius of fifteen miles, with the historic buildings covering over six acres. The historical religious site is located in a fertile valley along the El Camino Real, or the Royal Road. (Highway 101).
Retreats and Exhibits
The Spanish mission has a museum and cemetery, and puts on retreats and workshops, as well as cultural, educational, and special events.
Mission San Luis Rey houses exhibits relating to the colorful history of the San Luis Rey de Francia. Its collections include artifacts from Native American, Mexican Secularization, and American Military periods. Student Educational Packets can be purchased directly at the Museum Desk or prepaid by mail attn. Student Educational Packet. Inside the courtyard is a fabulous rose garden.