San Gabriel Mission will offer free admission to its museum and gardens on Saturday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, as the 243-year-old mission celebrates its founding with its annual fiesta on Aug. 29-31.
Gabrieleno indians and re-enactors of early California history have been invited to be in the gardens from noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 30, to talk to visitors and do demonstrations for the visitors. Some re-enactors invited are an Indian clay potter, Fr. Junipero Serra, a blacksmith, wool spinner, soldiers, and a rope maker.
San Gabriel Mission is the fourth oldest mission of 21 founded in California and is located at 427 S. Junipero Serra Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91776, about one and a half miles north of the San Bernardino Freeway (10). Exit the freeway at Del Mar Avenue and travel north about one and a half miles to Mission Road, turn left (west) and travel a half mile to the mission. Free parking is available in mission’s parking lot and on nearby streets.
More information is available at (626) 457-3035 and at www.sangabrielmission.org.