Teachers and Students

The historic Mission structures and extensive grounds tell of our nation’s frontier past and the proud heritage that helped to form California.

  • Our museum displays original art and artifacts that bring alive the Mission Era for students and parents alike.
  • In addition, your students can observe an active Mission – San Luis Rey is still home to Franciscan Friars and continues to serve the community as a historical, educational, and religious center.

Book a Field Trip

Our California mission 4th-grade studies program includes a docent-led presentation to your class(es), followed by touring the museum and grounds at your own pace. Picnic grounds with tables are available for lunch before heading back to the classroom. Please plan a total of 3 hours for your visit. The 4th-grade group rate applies to everyone in your party. Once your field trip is confirmed, you will receive a packet of information with educational tools.  To request your date of choice click herePlease book your tour at least 6 weeks in advance.

PLEASE NOTE:  We are currently fully booked for school tours for the school year 2023-2024.


Review information on the history of the Mission. Search topics.

Historic Features

Check out Authentic Mission Era Features At Mission San Luis Rey.

The following information can help students prepare their reports on Mission San Luis Rey.

On Facebook visit Mission San Luis Rey and check out the photo albums. There is one album created for 4th-grade students and other albums with historic pictures.

California Mission Map