Pilgrimage to Carmel Mission

Due to the Coronavirus, the information on the page below does not reflect up to date information give the current circumstances. 

Updated:  07/10/2020

At this time, we are not conducting guided tours at the Mission.


The Carmel Mission Museum Is Currently Closed Until Further Notice.

Request for Pilgrimage Visit to the Carmel Mission

Welcome to the Shrine of Saint Junípero Serra:

We look forward to welcoming your group for an inspiring visit to the Carmel Mission Basilica.

Your pilgrimage is a unique opportunity to experience the sacred space of St. Junípero Serra’s final resting place.

Pilgrim Visitation Times:

Groups are welcome Monday through Saturday throughout the year with some limited exceptions due to Holidays and Special Events.

Requesting and Reserving a Pilgrimage Visit:

All pilgrimage visits require a confirmed approval and a deposit in advance of a proposed visit.
Kindly complete the Pilgrimage Visitation Request form directly on our website or email a completed form and inquiries to Pilgrimage@carmelmission.org.


We require every visiting group to have a mission chaperone.

Admission Fees:

Entrance to the Basilica and the Museum grounds are as follows:
$10.00 for Adults,
$7.00 for Seniors
$5.00 for Children 7 to 17.
Admission is free for children 6 and under.
A deposit is required to confirm your scheduled visit.

Pilgrim Masses:

We invite you to attend our regularly scheduled service in our Blessed Sacrament Chapel at 12:00 noon Monday through Friday.

Mass:   Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Communion Service: Tuesday and Thursday

Our mass schedule does change due to holy days. Please check our seasonal mass calendar to confirm our mass schedule prior to your visit. To view our mass schedule click here

Pilgrimage Mass Service Request at Carmel Mission

If your group is accompanied by a Priest, who wishes to celebrate a mass with your group, the presider must contact and receive approval through our Pastor fr.paul@carmelmission.org.  We require 21 days advance notice for groups requesting a presider.

The presider must request delegation and must have been approved by the Diocese of Monterey prior to the date of the pilgrimage and present credentials upon arrival at the Mission.

Please note that Masses must use the third edition of the Roman Missal in a vernacular language.

The general public must be welcomed to your service.

Donation Request for Celebrants

For those celebrating mass, a donation of $200.00 or more would be greatly appreciated to help support the costs associated with your pilgrimage and the general maintenance of the Mission. This donation is in addition to the admission fees.

Contact Us:

Email: Pilgrimage@carmelmission.org

Carmel Mission Basilica 3080 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93923

(831) 624-1271

Request for Pilgrimage Visit to the Carmel Mission