Old Mission
Founded 1804
Capuchin Franciscan
Santa Inés
Solvang, California
Sacred Heart Sisters
Mission Santa Inés

A Living Tradition

This is Mission Santa Inés as it stood after the 1812 earthquake: 

Restoration of Mission Santa Inés is an ongoing project. We are grateful to all the visitors whose donations continue to allow the project to continue. Mission Santa Inés receives no State or Federal funds.

Many early-era architectural details, such as this beautiful door handle, can be appreciated at today's Mission. 

Community groups are allowed limited use of Mission facilities for public functions. Wedding, baptism, birthday, or Quinceañera receptions are NOT allowed. The Mission grounds serve as the staging area for the annual Rancheros Visitadores, parades, and cycling events. The popular annual Fiesta benefits the restoration work at the historic Mission.

Mission Santa Inés continues as an active parish church of approximately 1300 families. It holds regular religious services in both English and Spanish. The Mission staff conducts religious education and baptism classes for parents and godparents, youth groups, and various programs for adults.

Visitors are always welcome to the museum and gift shop. There is an audio tour of the museum and docents who provide tours of the museum and the mission grounds.