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.

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.

Woman plays acoustic guitar at Mission San Jose.

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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: November 9, 2020

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2202 Roosevelt Avenue

San Antonio, TX 78210


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