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Mission San Rafael
Mission San Rafael

Mission San Rafael

©2000 Betsy Malloy

Mission San Rafael was founded on December 14, 1817 by Father Vincente de Sarria. Mission San Rafael was named for the Angel of Healing

If you're here because you want to visit Mission San Rafael, 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, 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 Timeline

1804 - 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 Rafael
1104 Fifth Avenue
San Rafael, CA
Mission Website and current hours
Mission San Rafael is located in downtown San Rafael and all that remains is a replica of the church building.

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