California is home to some Spanish missionary settlements. As tourists, you may not be able to visit all of them, so the California Missions Museum has brought them all under one roof. This museum at Cline Cellars has miniatures of around 20 settlements from all over the state. These have been designed to scale and include even the most minute details of the original missions. Wood, clay, cast iron, and paperboard are some of the materials used in making the miniatures. Paintings and two-stained glass panels from Mission Dolores have also been put on display in the Missions Museum. Visitors can have picnics in the designated picnic areas around the museum or relax in the grand courtyard.
California Missions Museum Travel Tips
- Large groups require prior booking.
How to Reach California Missions Museum
- You will have to hire a car to get here.
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California Missions Museum Reviews & Ratings
Great miniature replicas of all missions! Good place to go for information on your 4th grade mission project!
Great displays of models of all the missions.
This is the best place to see and learn about all of the missions.
Was pleased that this was part of our visit to Napa Valley, a wooden hall containing scaled versions of California's historic 21 missions. This was built in 1939!!! What a fascinating journey back in time while inebriated a little by Cline Cellar's wines. Lol