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

    San Antonio Missions

    National Historical Park Texas

For Teachers

NEW: Check out the series of seven videos that tell about the establishment of the missions and the lives of the people who lived here.

 
Park Ranger with students

Park Ranger with students

NPS

The National Park Service offers many educational opportunities for students to experience the natural and cultural history of the San Antonio Missions. The park is an ideal "outdoor classroom" in which to explore the heritage of our nation's Spanish Colonial past and appreciate the value of historic preservation.

Free program offerings by Park Rangers include curriculum-based activities that adhere to content standards and concepts as defined by Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS).

Transportation costs may be reimbursed to Title 1 schools, need-based private schools, and homeschool groups from a donation from Los Compadres, the park's friends' group.

Reservations are required. To provide a quality experience for students and to prevent significant damage to historic resources, all schools and youth groups must register in advance with the park. There is no charge for any activities.

 

To make reservations,contact us by email. Please include the following:
1. School name
Address
City, State, Zip
2. Contact's name
Daytime phone number
Best time to call
3. Planned Date of Park Visit
Time of Arrival
4. Number of Students
Number of Chaperones (1 adult for every 10
students required)
Grade level
5. Would you like a Ranger-led program, or
will you be Teacher-guided?
6. Would you like an application for
transportation reimbursement?

 

Did You Know?

Mission San José grist mill grinds wheat and not corn.

San José's grist mill in San Antonio Missions National Historical Park never ground corn, only wheat? The mill was built late in the mission period; by then the mission Indians had acquired a taste for wheat-based foods. Today the mill is mostly a reproduction, and is in operation five days a week.