Exploring the California Missions
Join us this fall as we begin exploring the California Missions! This series is a wonderful way to introduce your children to the history of California and the legacy of the missions that dot our state. The 21 Spanish missions in California were established by the Catholic priests of the Franciscan order between 1769 and 1833. These religious and military outposts were designed to be a day’s walk from each other, along a path now known as El Camino Real or Highway 1 and 101, stretching 600 miles along the length of California. (Read more on the history of the California missions).
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Follow along as bloggers throughout California take us on a trip to each of the missions in turn, sharing about its history and what it has to offer to visitors. Join in as we explore this great state of ours together!
You can follow along by either browsing the schedule below or clicking on the map of the California missions.
Still to Come:
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo
San Antonio de Padua
Nuestra Señora de la Soledad
San Juan Bautista
San Miguel Arcángel
San Luis Rey de Francia
San Gabriel Arcángel
La Purísima Concepción
San Fernando Rey de España
Continue your exploration of California with this guidebook on Things to Do in San Diego!