• The churches of San Antonio were the heart of the Spanish colonal mission communities.

    San Antonio Missions

    National Historical Park Texas

For Kids

2014 Junior Ranger Summer Day Camps
Applications are due in May 16, 2014


Junior Ranger - Become a Junior Ranger. Start your visit to the missions by picking up an activity book at the Visitor Center. It's free!

Kid Zone - Explore the National Park Service on the web. Become a Web Ranger.

Books for Kids - Learn more about San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and the Spanish Colonial period of American history.

Did You Know?

Spanish mission vaquero herding cattle.

that the first cattle drives originated from the (San Antonio) Spanish missions in Texas? Vaqueros drove hundreds of cattle, sheep, and goats to Louisiana during the American War for Independence to supply American colonists. Spain's real intent was to weaken the British militarily and financially.