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.

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Daily Ranger-Led Programs

Ranger-Led programs offered daily at 10am & 11am. Mission San José is open daily from 9am - 5pm. Park grounds open daily, sunrise to sunset.

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"We're Still Here"

“We’re Still Here: Mission Descendant Stories” puts faces to the oral histories and memories of mission descendants in San Antonio.

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Curriculum Materials

Explore our education materials, lesson plans, and videos!

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Photography & Video Permits

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

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Junior Ranger Programs

Start your visit to by picking up an activity book at the Visitor Center at Mission San José or downloading one here!

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Climate Change

How does climate change effect San Antonio Missions?

Last updated: April 18, 2022

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2202 Roosevelt Avenue

San Antonio , TX 78210


210 932-1001

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