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Mission San Francisco de Asis

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Mission San Francisco de Asis
Mission San Francisco

Mission San Francisco

(c) Betsy Malloy 2001

Mission San Francisco de Asis was California, founded June 26, 1776 by Father Francisco Palou. The name Mission San Francisco de Asis honors Saint Francis of Assisi. The mission also goes by the name of Mission Dolores.

If you're here because you want to visit Mission San Francisco de Asis, 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 Francisco de Asis

  • Mission San Francisco de Asis is also known as Mission Dolores
  • Mission San Francisco de Asis is the oldest intact mission building in California

Mission San Francisco de Asis Timeline

  • 1776 - Father Palao founds Mission San Francisco de Asis
  • 1782 - Mission San Francisco de Asis moves
  • 1785 - Father Palao leaves Mission San Francisco de Asis
  • 1791 - Adobe church completed
  • 1817 - Hospital built in San Rafael
  • 1835 - Secularization
  • 1906 - Mission San Francisco de Asis survives earthquake and fire

Where Is Mission San Francisco de Asis Located?

Mission San Francisco de Asis
3321 16th Street
San Francisco, CA
Mission Website and current hours

Mission San Francisco de Asis is located at the intersection of 16th and Dolores Streets. From the waterfront or Union Square, take Market Street southwest to Dolores and turn left. From US 101, follow it north to where the freeway ends on Duboce Avenue, then turn left on Market and left again on Dolores Street.

To get to Mission San Francisco de Asis using public transportation, take BART to the 16th Street Mission stop, then walk west three blocks to Dolores Street.

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