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

    San Antonio Missions

    National Historical Park Texas

Suggested Reading

For Kids and Educators from the Park Store

For General Audience from the Park Store

Did You Know?

Fr. Bouchu sold one share of the San Juan Ditch Company in 1906 for $10.00.

that along two of San Antonio's Spanish acequias (irrigation ditches), the San Juan Ditch Water Corp and the Espada Ditch Comp retain water rights first granted in 1731? While the park is the major stake holder, private shareholders continue to use the water on their fields and in farm tanks.