- Open Christmas Eve
Old Mission Santa Ines
Old Mission Santa Ines was the nineteenth of the 21 missions built in California from 1769 to 1836 by Spanish Franciscan priests led by Father Junipero Serra. The Mission was founded on September 17, 1804 by Father Estevan Tapis, it was the first European settlement in the Santa Ynez Valley. The Mission, which commands a superb view of the Santa Ynez River Valley and the Santa Ynez and San Rafael mountain ranges, continues its central role in the spiritual and social life of the Santa Ynez Valley as an active parish church of approximately 1,000 families, and is administered by the Capuchin Franciscan order. We hold regular religious services as well as special services for baptisms, confirmations, weddings, and funerals. The Mission staff conducts religious education classes, youth groups, and various programs for adults. Mission tours are available seven days a week 9 AM - 5 PM, enter through the Gift Shop to see the museum, church and gardens.
1760 Mission DriveSolvang, CA 93463Phone: (805) 688-4815
Hours: 9am - 4:15 pm Daily (self guided tour)