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San Antonio Missions National Historic Park
Copyright: - US National Park Service
San Antonio Missions National Historic Park
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.

The park is open year round from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The park is closed January 1, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25.

Attractions - 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.

Location - 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.


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Contact Information:
San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, 2202 Roosevelt Avenue , San Antonio, TX, 78210-4919, Phone: 210-534-8833

Additional Information:
South Texas Plains - The South Texas Plains region covers a large portion of south Texas, stretching from the San Antonio area, south to Laredo and the Rio Grande River.This region offers numerous state parks, lakes and historic sites which offer numerous outdoor recreation opportunities.
Texas Historic Sites -
Texas National Forests and Parks - The sites listed here include four National Forests, two National Parks, numerous National Historic Sites, National Monuments and National Recreation Areas, a National Grassland and the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River.

Links:
San Antonio Missions National Historic Park - Official agency website

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