Guided Programs

Female Park Ranger smiles joyously as she walks through Mission San Jose.

NPS Photo / Justine Hanrahan

Ranger-led programs offered every day!*

Guided walks, led by a National Park Ranger, are offered every day at 10:00 am and 11:00 am at Mission San Jose. Guided walks begin at the Visitor Center at Mission San Jose (6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78214.) In the afternoon, catch shorter ranger-led talks at 2:15 and 3:15 pm every day. All park programs are free of charge and wheelchair-accessible.
*no ranger-led programs on the 1st Wednesday of every month
 
Female park ranger speaks to visitors while standing outside and holding a historic map

NPS Photo / Justine Hanrahan

Guided Walks at Mission San José

A ranger-guided walk through Mission San José is a great way to gain an understanding of mission life and the history of San Antonio. Ranger-guided walks are offered at 10:00 am and 11:00 am every day, and they begin at the Visitor Center. These tours last for about 45 minutes. The entire walk is paved.
 
Male Park Ranger stands in front of crowd of families, holding a historic musket.

NPS Photo / Justine Hanrahan

Ranger-Led Talks

Ranger-led talks at Misison San José are offered at 2:15 pm and 3:15 pm. These talks last for 15-30 minutes, and can give you a great overview of the park. Catch a ranger-led talk to gain some context about the buildings, carvings, and landscape that you see around you at the misisons.
 
Male Park Ranger stands in front of group of visitors in Mission San Jose during a ranger led program

NPS Photo / Justine Hanrahan

Explore the missions

Ranger-led walks and talks are suitable for visitors of all ages. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion about mission history! Ranger-led programs interpret the historic landscape, answer visitor questions, and invite participants to examine their understanding of changes brought about during the mission era.
 
Example of Audio Tour Sticker on Park Wayside
Example of audio tour sticker on park wayside.

NPS Photo / Justine Hanrahan

San Antonio Missions Audio Tour

Within the mission walls, a distinctive culture that blended American Indian traditions with newly adopted Spanish ways emerged. Listen to learn how the people who inhabited these sites and the surrounding area shaped the personality of San Antonio as a melting pot of Latino, American Indian, and Western cultures. Visit the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office to experience the park through sound! Transcripts of the recordings are also available on the linked website.
 
Group having a discussion at Rancho Tour.
Group discussion during the Rancho de las Cabras tour.

NPS Photo

Rancho de las Cabras Tours - Monthly

We are now offering monthly ranger guided tours of Rancho de las Cabras. Rancho de las Cabras is a protected prairie in Floresville, Texas where archeological ruins remain from one of the first ranches in Texas. This Spanish colonial ranch was the ranch associated with Mission San Francisco de la Espada, the most southern San Antonio Mission.

Every first Saturday explore the stories, myths, and mysteries surrounding Rancho de las Cabras. Program length is approximately 2 hours. Reservations required with limited availability (20) and first come first serve. To reserve your spot please e-mail us and include your name, email, phone number and # in party.

This site is only accessible through guided programs.
 
Park Ranger stands and speaks with a group of seated visitors at the bench in front of the Mission San Jose church with the native quarters in background.

NPS Photo / Justine Hanrahan

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Last updated: October 4, 2021

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2202 Roosevelt Avenue

San Antonio, TX 78210

Phone:

(210) 932-1001

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