Museum & Gift Shop
SAN GABRIEL MISSION HISTORY DAYS SCHEDULE IS ANNOUNCED
AND FLYERS WILL BE POSTED SOON ON BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
Sunday, March 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. De Anza Expedition Day in front of old Mission (no fee, admission fee applies only if visitors would like to enter mission's gardens and museum).
Saturday, April 5, noon to 3 p.m. Mission Model Contest (check again for entry form).
Saturday, April 5, 1 p.m. Dedication of De Anza Expedition wayside sign.
Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m. to noon Meeting of Museums.
Saturday, Aug. 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. History re-enactors in mission's gardens.
Saturday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Historic Grape Harvest.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. History Forum in museum patio.
Saturday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. History Fair.
Some events are free admission and some events an admission fee applies. Please check flyers for details of each event when they are posted on this web site soon. Special events are subject to change and any change(s) will be posted on this page.
ADMISSION FEE CHANGE EFFECTIVE JAN. 1, 2014
San Gabriel Mission Church, Museum, Gardens and Gift Shop
are open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday
for a self-guided tour at a reasonable admission fee: age 0 to 5 is free, age 6-17 is $3, age 18 and older is $5. While there is NO EXTRA fee for special events, a regular admission fee still applies.
Admission fee includes a self-guided tour brochure (in English or Espanol) with a map and historical information. It's best to start a self-guided tour no later than 3 p.m. There is no charge to visit old Mission Church and Gift Shop.
Entrance to old Mission church, museum and gardens is through San Gabriel Mission Gift Shop at 427 S. Junipero Serra Dr. (at Mission Road), San Gabriel, CA 91776.
There is free parking in the church lot or on nearby streets.
All of these areas are closed on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, July 4, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, and open 9 a.m. to Noon on Dec. 24. The old Mission Church is not available on Saturdays during Baptisms or Weddings or Funerals or during Sunday morning mass from 9:30 a.m. to about 10:40 a.m.
Mission's Gift Shop has many gifts for Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, Wedding, anniversary, birthday, graduation, Christmas and more! Among some of the gifts are many Bibles and an expanded section of books, bookmarks, rosaries, chaplets, statues, crucifixes, medals, pictures, paintings, picture frames, prayer coins, greeting and prayer cards in English and Espanol, bracelets, post cards, music, movies and more! Ask about sale dates!
Mission's Gift Shop also has a special section about mission history in California.
That section includes more than 30 books, bookmarks, mission foam kit and kit accessories, magnets, miniature models of missions, bells, puzzles, post cards, bracelets, souvenir spoons, cups, ceramic tile, pens and more while in stock!
WOOD GIFTS AVAILABLE IN MISSION GIFT SHOP FROM YOUTH WORKSHOP!
Wood crosses, gift/jewelry boxes and pictures carved into wood are made by children near southwest side of Chicago behind the old stockyards at San Gabriel Mission's sister parish, Holy Cross-Immaculate Heart of Mary. The children hand make the items by drilling and carving them from wood on donated machines to teach them skills and to help raise money for a summer camping trip.
San Gabriel Mission Boy Scouts also are fundraising and plan to accompany some Holy Cross youth on the camping trip to teach them camping, says mission Pastor Rev. Bruce Wellems, CMF! Thank you for your support and participating in their dream!
MUSEUM SATURDAY IN SAN GABRIEL, MONTEBELLO, MONTEREY PARK AND SAN MARINO
Museum Saturday usually takes place on the first Saturday of the month. The following museums are open free to the public: Ramona Museum of California History in San Gabriel within one block of the mission is usually open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, San Gabriel Historical Museum/Hayes House in San Gabriel within two blocks of the mission is usually open the first Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe Museum in nearby Montebello is usually open Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monterey Park Historical Museum located at Garvey Ranch Park in Monterey Park is usually open Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and El Molino Viejo Old Mill Museum in nearby San Marino is usually open Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Any donations are appreciated at these museums.
HISTORIC ORANGE HARVEST
San Gabriel Mission Pastor Rev. Fr. Bruce Wellems, CMF, and mission Business Manager Al Sanchez on Dec. 21, 2012, picked Aqua Tibia sweet Valencia oranges in the mission's gardens marking the first orange harvest on the mission grounds for an unknown number of decades since the previous harvest. Toots Bier of University of California Riverside Citrus Clonal Protection Program was informed of an old orange tree a few miles from the mission and after DNA testing it was determined it was an original orange tree in California like the ones planted by San Gabriel Mission to start orchards of oranges. Those original orange trees disappeared at the mission grounds for unknown reasons over the years. The current historic trees at the mission were started in 2004 by Bier, and were planted at the mission in 2006. They can be seen on a self-guided tour of the old mission church, museum and gardens.
SAN GABRIEL MISSION SECOND ANNUAL EASTER MORNING RUN OF ST. JOHN ON APRIL 20
Runners/walkers will complete the approximately four mile round trip to Lacy Park in San Marino and back. There is free parking, free entry fee, a free big delicious breakfast after the run, and free gifts to the participants while supply lasts! Thank you to San Gabriel Mission Boy Scouts for set up, decorations, cookingand serving, and cleanup. Thank you to Mission San Gabriel Council Knights of Columbus for doing registration, helping cook and working with news media, and other parishioners in the effort for a fun morning!
2ND ANNUAL CAR SHOW IN JUNE IS BEING PLANNED
San Gabriel Mission's 2nd Annual Car Show is designed to include hopefully 200 hundred cars on the mission school grounds in June 2014. There will be food sold, free entertainment and 50/50 drawings! Buy the car show tee shirt for only $10 while supply lasts!
SAN GABRIEL MISSION 243RD ANNUAL FIESTA IS AUG. 29-31, 2014
San Gabriel Mission 243rd Annual Fiesta on Aug. 29-31, 2014 will feature religious, historical and cultural festivities, game and food booths, bingo in the air conditioned parish center, small and large rides and free entertainment in the evenings! San Gabriel Mission Fiesta is a birthday celebration of the mission's founding on Sept. 8, 1771. San Gabriel Mission is the birthplace of the Los Angeles region. Sponsorships may be available, contact fiesta at 626-457-3035, ext. 249.
Please see files following for more information about
San Gabriel Mission special events!