About Us

Founded in 1798, Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, known as the “King of the Missions,” is a National Historic Landmark.

The largest of all the 21 California missions, Mission San Luis Rey is home to a community of Franciscan Friars and is open daily to the public in the Franciscan tradition of heritage and hospitality. Facilities include a Retreat Center with day and overnight programs for spiritual renewal and multi-function meeting spaces; a Cemetery open to all people; Mission Gift Shop; Historic Church; and interpretive Museum.

Mission San Luis Rey
4050 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92057-6402
P: (760) 757-3651

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Museum/Gift Shop Hours

Day From To
Sunday 10:00 am 5:00 pm (last self-guided tour at 4:30 pm)
Monday 10:00 am 5:00 pm (last self-guided tour at 4:30 pm)
Tuesday 10:00 am 5:00 pm (last self-guided tour at 4:30 pm)
Wednesday 10:00 am 5:00 pm (last self-guided tour at 4:30 pm)
Thursday 10:00 am 5:00 pm (last self-guided tour at 4:30 pm)
Friday 10:00 am 5:00 pm (last self-guided tour at 4:30 pm)
Saturday 10:00 am 5:00 pm (last self-guided tour at 4:30 pm)

Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Coffee Shop Hours

daily, 9 am - 3 pm

Historic Church Hours

daily, 8 am - 4 pm

Retreat Center Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

Cemetery Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Cemetery Visiting Hours

Daily 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Call for information

  • Cemetery (760) 231-8445 x133 or x139
  • Museum/Tours (760) 757-3651 x170
  • Retreat Center (760) 757-3659

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