Ranger-led Education Programs
Curriculum-based education programs are offered Tuesdays through Fridays at 9:30 am, 10:45 am, and 1:00 pm. Programs are conducted at Mission San José. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance. Late arrivals may forfeit the guided program. These education programs are not guided tours through the mission.
Summit of Empire, 65 minutes in length
Teacher-led Tour Support Materials
Did You Know?
that Spanish missions were not churches? They were Indian towns, with the church as the focus, where, in the 1700s, the native people were learning to become Spanish citizens. In order to become a citizen, they had to be Catholic; that is why the King of Spain sent missionaries to acculturate them.