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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Contact Info
2202 Roosevelt Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78210

Headquarters:
210-534-8833
Visitor Center:
210-932-1001
Basics
Location:
San Antonio
Type:
National Park
Price:
Free

Description

The first mission in San Antonio was established in 1718 and it wasn’t long until there were five missions along the San Antonio River. Four of these fall within the boundaries of the National Historic Park today. Grab a map at the visitor center, after watching Gente de Razon, an award-winning film about the natives of south Texas, and then set out to the missions proper.

The Alamo is one of these five missions, but not included within the National Historic Park. The four that are within park boundaries are rather less famous, but no less historic. They are the grand Mission San Jose, the proudly unrestored (and still intact) Mission Concepcion, the more worn Mission San Capistrano, and Mission Espada and its famous irrigation system.

Attractions

Mission Espada (Mission San Francisco de la Espada) was, in fact, the first mission in Texas, established in 1690....

Mission Concepcion (Mission Nuestra Senora de la Purisma Concepction de Acuna) was dedicated in 1755 and has never been restored, making it the oldest un-restored stone church in the U....

Mission San Juan Capistrano was not as successful as its neighbors as a community, but remains proudly standing today....

The San Jose Mission (Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo) is next to the visitor center....

Scenic Drives

Although this scenic drive does make its way through farm lands, it's most set within the urban glitter and traffic of San Antonio....

Hours + Fees

Hours:

Daily: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1.

Season:
Open Year Round
Price:
Free
Price Details:
Free

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