Mission San Jose
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Mission San Jose


Mission San Jose
Established in 1797 at the Alson village of Oroysom.

The mission complex as it appeared prior to its destruction in 1868 by the last great earthquake on the Hayward Fault.

Image courtesy of the Bancroft Library.

The church and museum at Mission San Jose are open from 10 AM to 5 PM daily except for New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Do not miss Norm Kidder’s fascinating diorama of Ohlone life. Bring a flashlight to illuminate the interiors of the sweat lodge and grave pit.