Guided Programs & Audio Tours

Park Ranger laughs with visitors during tour
Park Ranger leads guided program at Mission San José.

National Park Service

Guided Programs

Join a Park Ranger or Volunteer for a free guided tour of one of the four missions! Learn more about the 18th-century Spanish Colonial period and discover the importance of this critical part of America's history.

Tours are weather dependent and may be cancelled in the event of extreme heat or lightening. Tours will be modified or cancelled when the heat index reaches or exceeds 103° Fahrenheit. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes. Note that additional tours may be added. Meet at the visitor center or information center of the mission you want to tour.

Mission San José

Mission grounds are open daily from 9:00am to 5:00 pm.
Ranger-led tours are at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm daily.

Mission San Juan (staff permitting)

Mission grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Stop at contact station, if staff is present, to check on tour times.

Mission Espada (staff permitting)

Mission grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Stop at contact station, if staff is present, to check on tour times.

Mission Concepción (staff permitting)

Mission grounds are open from sunrise to sunset. Stop at contact station, if staff is present, to check on tour times.

Programas en Español

Tours de la misión San José en español se ofrecen el último sábado del mes a las 12 p.m.

Si desea un tour en otra fecha o de alguna de las otras misiones en español llame al 210-534-8875 Ext. 277 para su reservación. Por favor de hacer su reservación con un mínimo de 1 semana de anticipación.

Los recorridos suelen durar entre 45 y 60 minutos. Los tours pueden cancelarse en caso de temperaturas extremas o tormenta eléctrica. Los recorridos serán modificados o cancelados cuando el índice de calor alcance o exceda los 103 ° Fahrenheit. Los tours en español también pueden cancelarse debido a la disponibilidad del personal.

 
 
 
Example of Audio Tour Sticker on Park Wayside
Example of audio tour sticker on park wayside.

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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.

Last updated: August 24, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Headquarters
2202 Roosevelt Avenue

San Antonio, TX 78210

Phone:

(210) 932-1001

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