Location: 4050 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92057
Date founded: June 13, 1798
Patron saint: St. Louis, King of France.
Founder: Fr. Fermín de Lasuén.
Quechnajuichom (Luiseño), Kumeyaay (Diegueño),
Goods produced: Wheat, barley, corn, beans.
Features: Large adobe and ladrillo (brick) church and bell tower with blue cupola. Octagonal chapel inside church.
Current status: Roman Catholic parish and retreat center.
Historical landmark number: California Historical Landmark no. 239; National Historical Landmark
Interesting facts: Birthplace of California Indian ethnographer and seminarian Pablo Tac. The Disney television show Zorro was filmed here in the 1950s.
- 1815: Present church completed.
- January 17, 1832: Fr. Antonio Peyrí leaves for Rome with Pablo Tac and Agapito Amamix, two Luiseño boys who will study for the priesthood.
- 1846: U.S. Army scout Kit Carson together with General Kearny and his soldiers camp on the mission grounds.
- 1865: President Lincoln signs proclamation restoring the mission to the Bishop of Los Angeles.