• 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?

Longhorn cattle evolved from 3 breeds of cattle that the Spanish imported in the 18th century.

that Texas longhorn cattle evolved from 3 breeds the Spanish imported to the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries? They were the barrenda or piebald, the retinto, and ganado prieto. Modern longhorn have long legs and a narrow body - perfectly suited to travel long distances in dry, harsh country.