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                San Luis Obispo
Take a tour of Old Mission San Luis Obispo
 Explore the mission on docent-led tours
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, founded in 1772 by Franciscan missionaries, is the
fifth of the 21 Spanish missions established in Alta California. The mission has always been situated near its present location, close to the reliable water of San Luis Creek. Located in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, the old mission has become a historical treasure admired by visitors from all over the world.
The gardens are an integral part of the mission campus. They have grown and evolved over centuries. The grape arbor is a reminder of the vineyards that once stretched for acres. Over time, pastors and guests have planted cacti, succulents, roses, oak and citrus trees. Bring a book, find a bench and take a rest in the garden.
Take a docent-led tour of this historical site and learn more about the history of the mission, its construction and the place it
has held in the community. Guided tours start at 1:15 p.m. Monday - Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday and begin in front of the gift shop.
Group tours for schools and other organizations are also available with a two-week advance reservation. Reservation forms are available on
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