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Map of San Antonio Missions NHP
Map of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

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The Alamo

The Alamo, originally called Mission San Antonio de Valero during the mission era, is the northernmost mission in San Antonio. The Alamo is not part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park boundary, but the site helps to complete the mission story in San Antonio.

Mission Concepcion

Mission Concepcion is the oldest unrestored stone church in America. The site is not only part of the National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, but is also a National Historic Landmark. Visit Mission Concepcion and you'll see beautiful original fresco paintings and awe inspiring architecture which has stood the test of time.

Mission San Jose

Mission San Jose is the largest mission in San Antonio. Mission San Jose was almost fully restored to its original design in the 1930s by the WPA (Works Projects Administration). While much of this mission is restored, this site gives visitors a more complete picture of the mission complex. Mission San Jose is complete with Indian Quarters, workshops, a convento, granary, church, and more. The park Visitor Center and bookstore are located at Mission San Jose. Catch a Ranger-led program or watch the park film at the Visitor Center!

Mission San Juan

Mission San Juan boasts beautiful grounds. At this site, visit our historic demonstration farm where the San Antonio Food Bank cultivates historical crops. Observe the over 300 year old acequia watering system at the San Juan farm. This mission also includes the Yanaguana Trail, which leads visitors on a short walk to an original segment of the San Antonio River.

Espada Aqueduct

Water was the most important resource to the mission inhabitants. Acequias, or irrigation ditches, brought water from the San Antonio River to the mission farm fields. The 18th century Espada Aqueduct carries acequia water over the low-level Six Mile Creek.

Mission Espada

Mission Espada was the first mission in Texas, established in 1690 as San Francisco de los Tejas near present-day Weches, Texas. Brick lined structures and woven arts make Mission Espada unique. Head to the southernmost mission to view this neighborhood gem.
 

Learn more about each mission site:

 
Church at Mission San Jose

Visiting Mission San Jose

Learn about Mission San Jose and plan your visit to the site.

View of church at Mission Espada

Visit Mission Espada

Learn about Mission Espada and public activities at the site!

Church at Mission Concepcion

Visit Mission Concepcion

Find information on things to do at Mission Concepcion. Learn about the Four Voices exhibit in the Contact Station!

Mission San Juan

Visit Mission San Juan

Visit Mission San Juan with the family!

Park Ranger guides children at Mission San Jose

Visiting with Kids

Learn about activities and events for kids at the park.

Volunteer cleans up green area near Visitor Center

Volunteer with us!

Find volunteer opportunities that fit your interests and needs!

Turtle rests on a rock in the San Antonio River

Hike or Bike on the Trails!

The Hike & Bike Trail connects all four missions at the park to downtown San Antonio.

Last updated: December 3, 2018

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