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Explore The Rich History of the San Antonio Missions

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Offers an Unmatched Journey Through Time

Step back in time and discover the fascinating stories of the San Antonio Missions at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, a member of the National Park Service.

Fun Fact: Along with the Alamo and Rancho de las Cabas, Mission Espada’s off-site livestock operation in Floresville, Texas, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, is the state's first and only UNESCO World Heritage Site. These five missions, established between 1718 and 1731, were built by Spanish missionaries to convert and educate the local Native American population.

Mission Highlights

Planning Your Visit

Each mission offers unique experiences and features, making it worthwhile to visit all four. The park provides free guided tours, self-guided walking tours, and special events throughout the year. Whether you're interested in history, architecture, or immersing yourself in the local culture, the San Antonio Missions offer a captivating journey through time.

Where the city’s rich history meets national parks. Visit San Antonio Missions National Historical Park to experience the stories of people who came into the Spanish missions to live in the 1700s. Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. In 1978, the Spanish colonial missions in San…