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

    San Antonio Missions

    National Historical Park Texas

For Kids

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.


2014 Junior Ranger Summer Day Camps
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Did You Know?

The pad, flower, and fruit of the prickly pear cactus are all edible.

that the prickly pear cactus was a regular part of the South Texas Indians' diet? The pad, the flower, and the tuna (fruit) are all edible. Even today, "nopales" are found in the produce department of Texas grocery stores.