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Address & Museum Phone

The Mission Inn Museum 3696 Main Street Riverside, CA 92501    951-788-9556

Hours

Open everyday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Closed: January 1, Easter, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, December 25. Also, no tours on Mother’s Day and Bridal Fair days.

Admissions

$2 donation suggested for admission to the museum.

Tours

We offer a 75 minute walking tour led by trained docents on the art, architecture and history of the Mission Inn. This is your opportunity to see parts of the Inn that are inaccessible to the general public. Access is based on availability. Reservations are highly recommended as we only take a limited number of guests per tour. During Festival of Lights (11/29/13 to 01/05/14) the cost is $16 per person and we require payment at the time of reservation and this payment is nonrefundable. Except during the Festival of Lights, our regular tour cost is $13 for adults and senior citizens, children under twelve free with an adult. $1 AAA discount. Call the museum at (951)788-9556 during regular business hours for available tour times and reservations.

Request Mission Inn Museum staff contact you for tour reservations.

Virtual Tours of the Mission Inn Online
Virtual tours of 10 main areas of the Mission Inn. See them here.
Group Tours

Advance reservations and a 50% deposit are required for groups of 6 persons or more. Reduced rates are available for groups of 25 or more and for school groups. Call the Foundation office at (951) 781-8241 and ask for Nanci Larsen.

Members

A discount of 10% or above is available on all merchandise in the Museum Store for all current members. For more information about the benefits of joining the Museum, see Membership.

The Museum Store

The Museum Store features publications and reproductions produced by the Museum, as well as other books and merchandise related to the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Museum Members receive a discount according to their membership level..

Parking

Street Parking is limited   - when paying the parking meter, be sure to allow enough time for your tour. Longer term parking available in the hotel garage at the corner of 6th and Orange streets, or city garages at Mission Inn Ave. & Market Streets, or on Orange Street, between Mission Inn and University.  We DO NOT validate for the hotel's garage at 6th and Orange.

Accessibility

The Mission Inn Museum is always happy to accommodate our guests with disabilities. Please be sure to let us know how we can help you when making your tour reservation.

Amenities for Children

Baby strollers are permitted in the museum and on tours, however, please keep in mind that some doorways are very narrow and unable to accomodate very wide strollers. Please check at the Museum Desk for further guidance.

Photography Policy

For press and other special photography, including filming and videotape projects, call the Hotel at (951-784-0300) during business hours.

Lost and Found

Inquire at Museum Desk about lost belongings. If you have left something behind at the Museum, call 951-788-9556.

First Aid

If you require first aid in the museum, please contact the staff person at the desk. If you require assistance during the tour, please let your lead or assisting docent know and they will contact hotel security.

Links

The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa
City of Riverside
Riverside Metropolitan Museum
Riverside Art Museum
Riverside County Parks Commissions

Institute of Museum and Library Services
InlandArts.com
UCR/CMP Museum of Photography
Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce
Riverside Arts Council

Library

The Mission Inn Museum maintains an excellent reference library on subjects ranging from local history to mission architecture. Please contact our Museum & Collections Manager, Steve Spiller at (951) 788-9556 for further information.

 
 
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