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Mission Church and Museum open daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Closed: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas)


Mission San Jose was founded on June 11, 1797 by Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen on a site which was part of a natural highway by way of the Livermore Valley to the San Joaquin Valley. It is the fourteenth of the 21 Spanish Missions in Alta California. They were founded to secure Spain's claim to this land and to teach the native people Christianity and the Spanish way of life.

Students interested in learning more about the history of Mission San Jose, especially for the 4th Grade Mission Project, can write to request the free historical information packet.

Many people come to the Mission looking for information about their relatives, such as baptism or burial records. We do provide some services for genealogical searches -- please let us know what you are looking for.

The Mission San Jose is frequently visited by classrooms and tour groups. Learn more about reserving a time for a docent-guided tour.


Upcoming Events

Spanish Organ Concert

Old Mission San Jose
43300 Mission Blvd., Fremont
Saturday, February 3, 2018
7:00 p.m. Pre-concert Talk
7:30 p.m. Concert

“Batalla de Organos”
Military advance, retreat, burial and victory in the music of 17th century Spain. Authentically rendered by the Rosales Opus 14 organ. Performed by Ronald McKean, Music Director, St. Joseph Church

Reception to follow
Admission is FREE.
A free will offering will be taken to fund repair of the historic adobe walls.

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For more information, call 510-657-1797


Saturday, March 10 - California State University East Bay choral performance. For more info call Music Dept., CSUEB.

Sunday, March 11 - Musical performance by Chanticleer choir - 5 p.m. Advance ticket sales.