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, find out about 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 Rafael
- Mission San Rafael was originally built as a hospital
- Mission San Rafael is one of the few missions that never had a quadrangle
- Mission San Rafael was one of only a few missions to build ships
- General Fremont used the Mission San Rafael buildings as his headquarters when he was taking over California for the United States
Mission San Rafael Timeline1804 - Father de Sarria founds Mission San Rafael
1822 - Full mission status granted
1828 - 1,120 Indians at Mission San Rafael
1832 - Father Amoros dies
1834 - Secularized
1844 - Mission San Rafael abandoned
1949 - Modern chapel built at Mission San Rafael
Where Is Mission San Rafael Located?
Mission San RafaelMission San Rafael is located in downtown San Rafael and all that remains is a replica of the church building.
1104 Fifth Avenue
San Rafael, CA
Mission Website and current hours