This humble church is the oldest building in town, and the source of the name of the neighborhood where it sits. The Mission stands now as a memory of Spanish colonial times, even before the Gold Rush. The graveyard in back is of particular interest, and not just for the more macabre children, because kids can see how young many of these people (including San Francisco’s first mayor) died. The staff is happy to give a tour, which will enlighten even the nonreligious.
Contact no: (415) 621-8203
Location: 3321 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
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