General Information

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

Please see our Advisory Page for the most current information and conditions  at Carmel Mission.

Please be aware that the Carmel Mission is an active parish and as such has services on Sunday mornings and events such as weddings and funerals during the week which may limit accessibility to the Basilica.

Although there are stairs in several places, the courtyards and Basilica are wheelchair accessible.


Updated 07/11/20

The Mission Store is now open. 
Weekly hours are Wednesday through Saturday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  

Our Museums and Basilica are closed to visitors until at least July 28.

Please check back for updates on when we will reopen the Mission grounds at Carmel Mission Reopening Advisory.

The admission fee to visit the Mission grounds, Basilica and Museums is 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.
These funds are used to support the continued maintenance and restoration of Carmel Mission.

Visiting hours:
Please note that the Carmel Mission grounds close 15 minutes before the Museum Store.

Weekly hours are Wednesday through Saturday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Sunday: 12:30pm – 4:00pm
-New Year’s Day
-Christmas Eve
-Christmas Day
-Day after Christmas

Please call the Carmel Mission at 831-624-1271 ext. 210 to inquire about holiday schedules.