Guided Program

Junipero Serra Museum

Journey back in time and tread in the footsteps of the padres, soldiers, and settlers who established the first mission and presidio in Alta California. Through a combination of museum educator/docent facilitated or teacher-led activities, explore a section of Presidio Park, learning about the plaza, stables, jail, chapel, and commander’s house that lie protected underground today.

Inside the Serra Museum, investigate artifacts that reveal the daily life of the Kumeyaay, the Spanish, and the Mexican inhabitants of early California. “Meet” real historic figures by dressing in costume as Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo,  Father Junípero Serra, Guillermo Carrillo, Señorita Pico, and Josefa Carillo de Fitch, all important leaders in the early years of the city.

Tour Levels: Elementary; Middle

Cost: $7 per student / Title One funding available

Free for teachers and chaperones on an 8:1 ratio. Additional chaperones beyond the 8:1 ratio pay the student price. All reservations require a non-refundable $10 registration fee due within 2 weeks of scheduling your date. 

Dates Offered: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September – July
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Maximum Number of Students: One class preferred. Up to two classes can be accomodated with the outside/grounds portion being self-guided by teachers and chaperones (materials and resources available to teachers and chaperones during the visit)

Make a reservation request here.

Please call 619-232-6203 x128 for questions.

Please note: The Junipero Serra Museum is currently not ADA accessible.