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

    San Antonio Missions

    National Historical Park Texas

Park Planning

The following links will take you to different management documents for San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.

The National Park Service, in partnership with the San Antonio River Authority, is conducting a feasibility study to identify potential ways to connect sites and routes associated with El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trails to San Antonio Missions National Historical Park between Mission Espada and Rancho de las Cabras.

Public Meetings

NPS Feasibility Study Project Information


Reassessing Cultural Extinction: Change and Survival at Mission San Juan Capistrano, Texas, 2001
Table of Content
Chapters 1 - 3
Chapters 4 - 7
Chapters 8 -10
Appendices A - C
Appendices D - H

Did You Know?

The pad, flower, and fruit of the prickly pear cactus are all edible.

that the prickly pear cactus was a regular part of the South Texas Indians' diet? The pad, the flower, and the tuna (fruit) are all edible. Even today, "nopales" are found in the produce department of Texas grocery stores.