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.
Music Under the Stars
Rescheduled - an evening of music in the Texas fall air at Mission San José has been reschuduled to Friday, May 17, 2013, at 7:30pm.Read More
2013 Junior Ranger Summer Day Camps
Three days. Three different adventures. Enter for one or for all three! Camps are open to kids entering the 6th grade. Free!Read More
Find us on Facebook!
A good way to keep up with the day-to-day activities and things of interest concerning the park.Read More
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.Read More
Launch of Quest for World Heritage Status
A new website is on-line to help facilitate information sharing and community involvement. Citizens and businesses are asked to support this project.Read More
San Antonio Missions Digital Preservation Project
A unique project to digitally preserve the San Antonio Missions and share them in an unprecedented way with the local community and general public.Read More
Did You Know?
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.