Imperial Times, Emerging Cultures

Welcome to San Antonio Missions, a National Park Service site and the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas.

After 10,000 years, the people of South Texas were faced with drought, European diseases, and colonization. In the early 1700s, many Native people of South Texas foreswore their traditional life to become Spanish, accepting a new religion and agrarian lifestyle in hopes of survival.

Mission Espada church with Pride of Barbados flowers in front.

Yes, we are open!

Mission San Jose is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Park grounds are open daily, sunrise to sunset. The Visitor Center is closed.

Park Ranger wearing a mask stands in front of welcome banner and holds a brochure toward the camera.

Recreate Responsibly

We encourage visitors to look out for each other's health and safety. Face masks are required in all federal buildings and federal lands.

Artist Sandra Gonzalez signing her name on the Tricentennial Mural at the Visitor Center.

We've got a new mural!

Check out our new mural to commemorate the tricentennial of Mission San Jose! It is located at 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213.

Latino Heritage Intern holding a camera up to her face.

Photography & Video Permits

Permits are required for portrait photography, commercial photography/filming, and other activities. Learn more about how to acquire one.

Last updated: February 10, 2021

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Mailing Address:

2202 Roosevelt Avenue

San Antonio, TX 78210


(210) 932-1001

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