Museum Hours and Fees

Old Mission San Luis Rey’s museum collection includes artifacts from Native American, Spanish, Mission, Mexican Secularization and American Military periods.


Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Last self-guided tour begins at 4:30 pm

(closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)

MUSEUM MONTH is back, starting February 1 through February 29!
Mission San Luis Rey Museum and over 40 other Museums throughout San Diego County are offering half-priced admission with the San Diego Museum Pass!
Visit the San Diego Museum Council website to learn where to pick up your pass!

Adults $7

Seniors (65+) $5

Youth (ages 6-18) $3 

Active Military and dependants, free of charge

Ages 5 and under, free of charge

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Almost every Saturday and Sunday, a special Behind-the-Scenes Tour starts at 1 p.m. For more information, call (760) 757-3651 x115 or to sign up online CLICK HERE.

Group tours can be scheduled for 15 or more persons by calling the Museum at (760) 757-3651 x170 or email The cost of group tours is $12 per person, lunch not included. Special Behind-the-Scenes tours with lunch may also be arranged for $24 per person.

Photography and Videography at the Mission