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

    San Antonio Missions

    National Historical Park Texas


Special Use Permits are required for activities that are not considered normal visitor activities, activities that take place outside of normal hours of operation, and all commercial filming. The charge for these permits are based on the extent of the activity. Contact Park Headquarters for more information at 210/534-8833 or by email.

San Antonio Missions NHP does not accept cash or credit card payments for special use permits.


Commercial Photography Permit Application

Commercial Filming Permit Application


Special Park Use Permit Application, including First Amendment
(Use of grounds other than photography or filming)

Special Park Use Permit Application non-commercial photography

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.