CA Missions


California Missions Field Trip
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The California Missions Field Trip chronicles the history of the 21 outposts founded by missionaries along the El Camino Real, providing students with a comprehensive overview of the state’s transformation from a Spanish outpost to a thriving frontier on the verge of U.S. statehood.

Includes a 25-minute docent-led classroom presentation on the history of the Mission system and its impact on Native peoples, followed by completion of an activity sheet and self-guided tours of “California Indians” and “California Missions,” plus pre- and post-visit activities. Aligned with 4th grade History-Social Science and Common Core ELA.



$6 each*


$6 each*



California Title 1 schools are eligible for a free field trip scholarship thanks to the Kim Traversi Education Fund. For details or to apply, email



9:00 am – 3:00 pm      


By email request only


Please plan your visit in advance and review current visitor protocols during COVID-19For questions or assistance, contact or (916) 654-1729.

*To receive discounted admission, reservations for a minimum of 20 paid participants are required and must be made a minimum of 7 days in advance. Groups with fewer than 20 participants subject to $120 flat rate. For details, visit Reservation Policies.