The Mission Inn Foundation offers tours led by trained docents on the art, artifacts, architecture, and history of the Mission Inn. Reservations are highly recommended as we only take a limited number of guests per tour. Please purchase tickets online here. Seasonal prices subject to change. For additional questions or concerns, call us at 951-788-9556.
Landmark Walking Tour – This 75 minute walking tour explores the interior of the National Historic Landmark Mission Inn Hotel, offering the opportunity to see parts of the hotel which are normally inaccessible to the general public, based on availability. Experience over 120 years of history within the grand rooms of the Mission Inn.
- Tours are subject to availability.
- Tour dates/times are transferable up to 24 hours prior to tour time.
- Tour tickets are nonrefundable, but are transferable up to 24 hours prior to tour time.
- No food/drink allowed on any tour. The only exception is water which must be in a container with a lid.
- Service animals only.
- Tour route subject to change
- Per the Mission Inn Foundation's tour regulations and at the request of the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, no photography will be allowed on this tour. This includes cellular phone cameras and all other small portable electronic devices, which docents will request to be turned off for the duration of the tour.
Would you like a private tour for your party? A private group tour is the perfect option for your family group, office excursion, or wedding guests. Specialty tours may be available for an extra cost including Art, Photography, or Women of the Mission Inn.* Please contact Nanci Larsen to book your group tour 951-781-8241,.
*Advance reservations and a 50% deposit are required for group tours. Discounted rates may be available for groups of 25 or more. School tours are not available during the Festival of Lights (late November-early January).
Field Trips to the Mission inn
The Mission Inn Foundation would love your school group of grades three and up to tour the Mission Inn. The tour is a 60-minute walking tour that explores the interior of the National Historic Landmark Mission Inn Hotel, offering the opportunity to see parts of the hotel which are normally inaccessible to the general public, based on availability. Students learn the history of Riverside tied to Mission Inn founder Frank Miller. Tours are $3 per student or teacher and up to one chaperone for every six students. Chaperones beyond the 1:6 ratio are still welcome; however, they will need to purchase a discounted $10 tour ticket. Schools can book using this online form.
Schools may pair their visit to the Mission Inn with pre/post lesson plans provided in our Traveling Trunk Program. More information on the Traveling Trunk Program here.
Title 1 Schools
Tours are free for all students and teachers of Title 1 schools and up to one chaperone for every six students. Chaperones beyond the 1:6 ratio are still welcome; however, they will need to purchase a discounted $10 tour ticket. The Mission Inn Foundation is providing bus scholarships of up $350 as a reimbursement for ten title one schools to visit the Mission Inn during the 2021/2022 school year through the generous support of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. To sign-up, please use this online form.
Please note, the ten bus scholarships are available on a first come-first served basis.
The Mission Inn Foundation Office is open Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. For special events, or research inquiries, please call 951-781-8241.
The Mission Inn Museum and Museum Store is open daily, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with extended hours for Riverside Arts Walk on the first Thursday of each month and during the Festival of Lights holiday season. For daily tours, exhibition information, or general visitor resources, please call 951-788-9556.