Description - Four Spanish frontier missions, part of a colonization system that stretched across the Spanish Southwest in the 17th, 18th, 19th centuries, are preserved here. They include Missions San Jose, San Juan, Esapada, and Concepcion. The park, containing many cultural sites along with some natural areas, was established in 1978. The park covers about 819 acres.
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San Antonio Missions National Historic Park
The park is open year round from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The park is closed January 1, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25.
- San Antonio Missions National Historic Park preserves and interprets four Spanish-Catholic frontier missions, that contributed to the settlement of San Antonio, Texas. This rugged colonization system stretched across the Spanish Southwest in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. San José, San Juan, Espada and Concepción Missions are maintained within the park. The site also contains a number of additional cultural sites with some natural resource areas. It is more than 850 acres in size.
A visitor center is open at the Mission San José. This facility provides information through exhibits, videos, a movie, interactive information systems and the personal services of park rangers. It is designed to help everyone better understand the historical significance of these missions. Information centers are open at each mission site within the park. Roadways connect each site in this urban park.
Recreation - Visitors to this site can engage in walking tours, interpretive talks and touring historic structures.
Climate - Central Texas weather is sunny and hot with humid, rainy periods throughout the year. The region has mild winters with frequent precipitation.
San Antonio Missions National Historic Park is located in San Antonio, Texas. Each mission is a separate site located in the southeastern outskirts of the city.