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.
A New God and King
The National Park Service Centennial
August 25, 1916, the NPS was created. Join us for our nation wide celebration!
San Antonio Missions Trip Planner
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.
Management Concern - Drone Use
Flying personal drones over any national park land is not allowed. Owners who fly can incur substantial fines. If in doubt, contact us.