La Mision de Maria Santisima, Nuestra Senora Dolorosisima de la Soledad is located in the Salinas Valley near Soledad, California. Founded in 1791 by Father Fermin Lasuen, Mission Soledad is the thirteenth mission to be founded in California. It is nestled in the heart of the wine country known as the Santa Lucia Highlands and there are three wineries within two miles of the mission. Los Padres National Forest is to the south of the mission and the Pinnacles National Monument is to the east. Monterey Bay is fifty minutes to the northwest.
The grounds and gift shop are staffed by volunteers and a caretaker lives on site. Please stop off at the gift shop to acquire a self-guided tour, ask any questions or purchase unique religious and gift items. We average approximately 1,000 visitors per month and they come from all over the world. Please sign in at our guest register as you tour the museum. The register itself has become an historical document!
We are very grateful to the Sanders Dickinson Foundation for providing us with a donation to create this website.