A New God and King

After 10,000 years, the people of South Texas found their cultures, their very lives under attack. In the early 1700s Apache raided from the north, deadly diseases traveled from Mexico, and drought lingered. Survival lay in the missions. By entering a mission, they foreswore their traditional life to become Spanish, accepting a new religion and pledging fealty to a distant and unseen king.

Park Ranger speaks to visitors standing in a circle at Mission Concepcion.

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View of Mission San Jose church at dusk

Mission San José Tricentennial

In 2020, we commemorate the Tricentennial of Mission San José with events, programs, & opportunities for reflection.

Woman uses watercolors to paint the San Jose church facade.

Art in the Park!

Art in the Park includes our Artist-in-Residence program, Luminaria, art exhibits, and other public art programs at the park. Learn more!

Woman plays acoustic guitar at Mission San Jose.

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Last updated: February 20, 2020

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San Antonio, TX 78210

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