The primary goal of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is to help the public understand the Spanish colonial role and impact in the Southwest. Through understanding, park visitors will appreciate the significance of the missions, and help to preserve them.
For more information regarding San Antonio Missions National Historical Park volunteer program, please contact the Park Volunteer Coordinator.
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Did You Know?
that Spanish missions were not churches? They were Indian towns, with the church as the focus, where, in the 1700s, the native people were learning to become Spanish citizens. In order to become a citizen, they had to be Catholic; that is why the King of Spain sent missionaries to acculturate them.