About Us

Founded in 1798, Old 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, it 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, multi-function meeting spaces, a Cemetery open to all people, Mission Gift Shop, Historic Church and interpretive Museum. Mission San Luis Rey holds various community fundraising events throughout the year to support the preservation of the Mission.

Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia
4050 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92057-6402
p. 760.757.3651
f. 760.757.4613

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Open M-F, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and weekends, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed major holidays, call for information)

  • Cemetery 760.231.8445 x133 or x139
  • Museum/Tours 760.757.3651 x170
  • Retreat Centeer 760.757.3659

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