Basic Information

Visitor Center at Mission San José
6701 San Jose Drive
San Antonio, TX 78214

Park Headquarter's is located 4 miles south of downtown San Antonio. The four mission sites lay as a chain south of downtown. Mission Concepción is 3 miles, Mission San José and the park visitor center is 6 miles south, Mission San Juan is 3 miles south of San José, and Mission Espada lays another mile beyond. Written directions and GPS addresses can be found at the link below.

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Missions San Juan and Espada are open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily. All sites closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day

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Additional Information

Park District

Mission Espada and Mission San Juan

The two southern sites, Mission Espada and Mission San Juan, open one hour after Mission San Jose and Mission Concepcion.

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Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 40°F to 95°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 100°F. The warm season lasts from May through September with an average daily high temperature above 90°F and a low of 75°F. The cold season lasts from November through February with an average daily high below 68°F and an average low of 40°F. The relative humidity ranges from 40-80% over the course of the year, which can be very uncomfortable to many people.

Entrance Fees:

Entrance Fee - $0.00

Entrance to the park is free.

Visitor Center at Mission San José

Open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; The park is closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1. Park and area information Movie: Gente de Razón Shown on the hour and half-hour beginning at 9:30 am, with the last show at 4:30 pm. Close-captioned Museum: The displays exhibit authentic and replicated artifacts explaining the diverse tasks found within the Spanish missions Park Store: Operated by Western National Parks Association

 

Directions

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park may be arranged differently than other parks you have visited. This park has four distinct visitor areas, each between 2-3 miles from the previous one. Starting 3 miles south of downtown San Antonio is Mission Concepción. Another 2½ miles is Mission San José, the location of the park's Visitor Center. Three miles beyond Mission San José is Mission San Juan and Spanish colonial demonstration farm. The last and farthest south is Mission Espada.

For more informations on getting to each of the mission sites, visit our
Directions & Transportation page.

 

Park Passport Stamps

Visitors earn two cancellation stamps when visiting San Antonio Missions. One is for the park, and the other is for El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail on which all the missions are located. All the missions carry these two stamps. Our cancellation stamps are not available by mail.

Additionally, each mission carries its own decorative stamp, as shown below. The Visitor Center has all four of the decorative mission stamps.

 
Four Passport to Your Parks stamps are available.

stamps

Last updated: August 3, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Headquarters
2202 Roosevelt Avenue

San Antonio, TX 78210

Phone:

(210) 932-1001

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