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.

Kids exploring the San Antonio River and aqueduct

Plan Your Visit

How should you spend your day at San Antonio Missions? Discover your park here!

San Antonio Missions Trip Planner

Getting Around the Park

Planning to visit the park? Never been here before? Wonder what to do and how to see it? Begin with the San Antonio Trip Planner.

Park Ranger holds an atl atl as she gives presentation to elementary school students

Field Trips & Education Programs

Book a curriculum-based field trip at the missions! The park is an ideal "outdoor classroom." Reservations required for guided programming.

Kids & Youth

Kids & Youth

Become a Junior Ranger while exploring the park. Pick up an activity book in English or Spanish at any mission. It's free!

Last updated: December 5, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2202 Roosevelt Avenue

San Antonio, TX 78210


(210) 932-1001

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