• Old Mission Santa Inez - Solvang, California

      This is the 19th of 21 missions established by Franciscan Fathers in California. It was founded in 1804, rebuilt after a major earthquake in 1812 and came close to being burned down during the Chumash Indian revolt of 1824. Surviving political upheavals, the mission was eventually restored and is active today with daily and weekend masses. Self-guided and docent tours are available. The museum houses an extensive collection of religious treasures and artifacts.

      If you go:
      The Mission Museum and Gift Shop are open daily from 9 to 5 except for major holidays. $5 for admission includes self-guided tour; $6 for docent-led tour. Under 12 are free.


      1760 Mission Drive
      Solvang, California 93463 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Old Mission Santa Inez
      +1 (805) 688-4815