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March 6, 2012 > Sunday tours of Old Mission San Jose

Sunday tours of Old Mission San Jose

Submitted By Dolores M. Ferenz

For many years the historic Mission San Jose, founded June 11, 1797, has offered docent-led tours to school classes and groups of over 25 people during the week. Starting last November, they offer guided tours on the second Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. To reserve space on these new tours, call the Mission Gift Shop at 510-67-1797 extension 100.

The tour includes the nine-room Museum, which originally served as the padres' living quarters, and the 1809 church, which was accurately reconstructed in 1985 at a cost of $5 million. The fee for these Sunday tours is $5 per adult and $2 per student. Children under 16 must be accompanied by at least one adult.

You are asked to reserve space on the tour to assure there will be sufficient docents available to make your visit pleasurable and educational. Normal hours of operation for the Church and the Museum are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. They are closed on New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

The Old Mission is located at 43300 Mission Boulevard in Fremont. For more information about this jewel of Fremont's history, visit MissionSanJose.org.

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