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

    San Antonio Missions

    National Historical Park Texas

Fees & Reservations

Photography, Filming, Special Uses

No fees are charged for park entry or visitor activities during regular hours of operation.

Reservations are not required for entry or activities. Education groups and youth groups are required to make a reservation even if planning to self-guide. The park also requests notification of large adult groups in order to plan for staffing levels.

Formerly the Golden Age, Access, and Eagle Passes
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass
Since San Antonio Missions does not charge any fees, the folllowing nearby parks have the new passes. Or they can be acquired at the first federal park, forest, or campground that charges a fee.

Padre Island National Seashore

Amistad National Recreation Area

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.