A New God and King

After 10,000 years, the people of South Texas found their cultures, their very lives under attack. In the early 1700s Apache raided from the north, deadly diseases traveled from Mexico, and drought lingered. Survival lay in the missions. By entering a mission, they foreswore their traditional life to become Spanish, accepting a new religion and pledging fealty to a distant and unseen king.

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Educational Field Trips

Educational Field Trips

These Spanish Missions are mentioned in Texas TEKS for Grades 4 & 7. Teachers, schedule field trips for 2016. Visits and Ranger-led programs are free!

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Online Trip Planner Tool

Online Trip Planner Tool

Plan your trip using our online trip planner. Access and travel between park sites by driving, public transit, bicycling, or walking.

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Drones Prohibited Over Park Lands

Drones Prohibited Over Park Lands

Flying personal drones over any national park land is not allowed. Owners who fly can incur substantial fines. If in doubt, contact us.

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Becoming a Junior Ranger

Explore, Learn, & Protect

Ask at the Visitor Center or one of the contact stations for a free Junior Ranger book before you start your visit.

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Find us on Facebook!

Find us on Facebook!

A good way to keep up with the day-to-day activities and things of interest concerning the park.

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