San Juan Capistrano Student Kit
San Juan Capistrano, CA
- Access to our entire Kit Materials Vault, with fun facts, multi-disciplinary project starts, worksheets, and a teaching manual
- Reserved space on our Master Explorers page
- Student entrance
- Ticket/reservation insurance and educational planning support
Mission San Juan Capistrano, historic landmark and museum, is the Birthplace of Orange County. It was founded more than two hundred years ago as the 7th of 21 missions statewide and features a chapel still standing where Saint Serra once celebrated Mass. Originally built as a self-sufficient community by Spanish Padres and Native Americans, the Mission was a center for agriculture, industry, education and religion. Today, it is a monument to California’s multi-cultural history, embracing its Native American, Spanish, Mexican and European heritage.
There is plenty of free public parking available surrounding the Mission. The most visible parking lot is on the south side of Ortega Highway and El Camino Real. Outside food is allowed on the grounds, but not encouraged in the indoor spaces, and you should plan on not eating in any of the Mission’s sacred spaces. Your students will love learning about California’s rich history at this beautiful Mission!