• 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?

Cochineal is an insect hidden under what looks like white spit on prickly pear cacti.

that the Spanish cornered the market on cochineal, a bug that produces a vivid red color, early in the Spanish colonial period? British officer coats, with which every American school child is familar, were dyed using cochineal.