California Missions Timeline

This interactive timeline features, by year, the important events in the founding and development of the region the Spanish called Alta California between 1768 and 1853. For a more detailed, more extensive printed version our California Missions' Timeline is available and also includes:

  • a) A more details on the major events of these years, including the exact date of the founding of each mission
  • b) Full color illustrations of ten seminal events
  • c) Intriguing facts about the Indians, missionaries and neophyte population
  • d) A full color map showing the location of all of the missions, presidios and pueblos (free standing towns).

Timeline To interact with the timeline, move your mouse to the left or right of the timeline.