Wheelchair Accessibility

Each of the major sites in the park is partially wheelchair accessible and a wheelchair is available for loan at each site. Restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Assistance is available in the park Gift Shop for items that may be out of reach for some visitors. Ranger-led tours at Mission San Jose are on the paved paths of the mission. Check with Park Rangers about the accessibility of other programs, as there may be rough terrain, steep grades, or stairs at other sites.

Please keep in mind that the San Juan Farm area of Mission San Juan Capistrano is composed of packed dirt paths. At Espada Dam, the dam is visible from the parking lot. The paved trail leading to the structure itself is steep and there are no safety barriers.

To make your visit more enjoyable, San Antonio Missions National Park is continually upgrading facilities for greater accessibility. If you have questions or suggestions about facilities not covered in this section, contact: Accessibility Coordinator at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, 2202 Roosevelt Ave. San Antonio, TX 78210, or email us.

The designation accessible indicates access for wheelchair users in compliance with Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS). Information in this section describes only the accessibility of facilities at San Antonio Missions; it is not a complete description of activities and services.

Getting here!

Designated spaces are marked with the international access symbol. These are reserved for physically disabled visitors whose vehicles display an access placard or license plate.

VIA, the San Antonio Transit Authority, provides accessible transportation throughout the city. Busses are wheelchair accessible. Regularly scheduled service between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm will take you to Missions Concepción, San José, and San Juan; Mission Espada will be added twards the end 2017 once road construction is complete. Bus #40 Bus #42 can also bring you to within one block of Mission San José and Mission Concepción. Accessible sidewalks link the bus stops to the park Visitor Center. VIATrans service may be able to transport you to these sites. Call VIA at 227-2020.


Accessibility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Gente de Razón, the park’s 23-minute video, is captioned and shown at the park’s Visitor Center daily. Captions are available in English and Spanish.


Accessibility for Blind or Sight Impaired Visitors

Ask the Visitor Center staff for a copy of our park broshure in braille or large print. The Visitor Center museum also has a relief map of the San Antonio River Valley as well as tactile exhibits of each mission church facade and compound. Each mission site has a bronze relief map of its historic buildings and grounds.

Audio recorded information is available through visitors' personal cell phones anywhere and anytime. Currently, cellphone audio tours are available for Mission Concepción, Mission San José, Mission Espada, Mission San Juan, the Espada Dam, and the Espada Acequia.
This phone number is accessible throughout the United States, but will use cellphone minutes.
(210) 852-2407 (English) and (210) 857-2408 (Spanish)

Service Animals

Service animals, dogs trained to provide a task in assistance of a person with a disability, are welcome into National Park Service buildings and grounds. Please be aware that pets that do not fit the criteria of a service animal are prohibited from National Park Service buildings by regulation.


America the Beautiful Interagency Access Pass
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park does not charge admission. We do, however, administer America the Beautiful Interagency Passes for visitors to enjoy other public federal sites free of charge. The America the Beautiful Interagency Access Pass is available at the Visitor Center at Mission San José. This pass is available to US Citizens or permanent residents with a permanent disability. Visitors looking to obtain a pass must either provide adequate documentation or sign an affidavit at the park in order to obtain the pass. If you are looking for the Senior Pass for 62+, the following nearby parks may sell the Senior Pass to you:

Padre Island National Seashore

Amistad National Recreation Area

Last updated: November 3, 2017

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Mailing Address:

2202 Roosevelt Avenue

San Antonio, TX 78210


(210) 932-1001

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