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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Day From To
Sunday 10:00 am 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am 5:00 pm

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

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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