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Mission San Fernando

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Mission San Fernando Rey
Mission San Fernando

Mission San Fernando

©Betsy Malloy 2002

Mission San Fernando was the seventeenth one built in California, founded September 8, 1797 by Father Fermin Lasuen. The name San Fernando de Espana was to honor Saint Ferdinand III, King of Spain.

If you're here because you want to visit Mission San Fernando, you may want to read up on its history first, take a look at some pictures or just get the location which is below.

If you're looking for background material for a California Fourth Grade report, use this page and the mission history. If you're building a model for your project, check out the layout and floor plan and take a look at the pictures. If you need some help, try the model-building books and resources.

Interesting Facts about Mission San Fernando

  • Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana's hotel building was called the "long building"
  • Mission San Fernando is often used in movies

Mission San Fernando Timeline

  • 1797 - Father Lasuen founds Mission San Fernando
  • 1804 - 1,000 neophytes
  • 1812 - Earthquake
  • 1819 - Most successful year at Mission San Fernando
  • 1835 - Father Ibarra leaves
  • 1847 - Mission San Fernando abandoned
  • 1923 - Becomes a church again

Where Is Mission San Fernando Located?

Mission San Fernando
15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA
The best we can tell, this mission does not have a website. Try calling 818-361-0186 for current hours.
Mission San Fernando is located north of downtown Los Angeles, in the triangle formed by I-5, I-405, and CA Hwy 118. Exit any of the freeways and get onto Sepulveda Blvd. going north. Turn right at San Fernando Mission Blvd. just past where Sepulveda crosses under the 118 Freeway. Mission San Fernando is on the left.

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