Mission Dolores Church

Below you should see a rotating panorama of the complete inside of the Mission Church. You should be able to click on the panorama to stop the rotation at any point and then drag the mouse left, right, up, or down to see any specific area. If you have a mouse wheel, it should be […]

Mission Dolores Cemetery

You enter the cemetery from the rear. Walk around and examine everything as it is an interesting place to see much history. The cemetery was originally much larger than its present boundaries, running west almost to Church Street and north into what is today 16th Street. It was reduced in various stages, starting with the […]

San Francisco Basilica

As mentioned on the history page, the large Gothic church built next to the Mission was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. In 1913 construction of a replacement was begun and that was completed in 1918. That church was further remodeled in 1926 and in 1952 the Pope changed its name to the Basilica of Mission […]

Mission Dolores History

In Brief Founded: 29 June 1776 by Padre Francisco Palóu Named for: Saint Francis of Assisi Number in Series: 6th Indian Name: Brand:  Detail June 1776: After a decision was made to establish a mission and military presence to protect the entrance to Yerba Buena (San Francisco Bay) June, 1776, saw an expedition leave Monterey. […]

Mission Dolores Outside

The outside of the Mission shows the somewhat unique architecture of this particular Mission. Note that the bells are inside the Church instead of on an exterior structure and that there is a balcony along the front. These are features you don’t see at the other missions. The front wall is generally blank except for […]

Mission Dolores Museum

If you want to see the Mission as it might have looked at its peak, there is a model in a display in the walkway before entering the museum proper. Note the “standard” quadrangle construction with side buildings. What was the bulk of the quadrangle is now taken up by the basilica.   Continue to […]

Mission San Francisco de Asís

Mission San Francisco de Asís was founded 29 June 1776 (6th in order) by Padre Francisco Palóu and Padre Pedro Benito Cambón. The mission is named for Saint Francis of Assisi. The current site was picked in 1782 because of the harsh conditions at the original mission. The building was built so well it weathered […]

San Pedro y San Pablo Asistencia

This San Pedro y San Pablo Asistencia has not yet been visited by MisisonTour. You can find some information at the Wikipedia entry for the Asistencia. From the MissionTour history page for Dolores Mission… 1786: An asistencia was established about 13 miles south of San Francisco in what is now Pacifica where farming conditions were better […]