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.

Two young women transplant native plants in swamp while standing in hip-high water.

Fall in Love with Nature

Natural beauty is in abundance along the San Antonio River. Come experience it!

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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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Monthly Rancho de las Cabras Tours

Join us in Floresville, TX for a ranger-led tour of Rancho de las Cabras. Tours are offered every 1st Saturday morning. Click for more info.

Last updated: October 12, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Headquarters
2202 Roosevelt Avenue

San Antonio , TX 78210

Phone:

210 932-1001

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