A New God and King
After 10,000 years, the people of South Texas found their cultures, their very lives under attack. In the early 1700s Apache raided from the north, deadly diseases traveled from Mexico, and drought lingered. Survival lay in the missions. By entering a mission, they foreswore their traditional life to become Spanish, accepting a new religion and pledging fealty to a distant and unseen king.
Los Pastores, a historical folk play
This year's event will be on December 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Mission San José and is free.Read More
Environmental Assessment for the Ranch
The environmental assessment is available for public review and comment for 30 days, from November 22, 2013 to December 24, 2013.Read More
Getting Around the Park - Auto, Bus, Hike, Bike
Information & directions for getting around the park, all in one brochure. Download a copy today!Read More
Find us on Facebook!
A good way to keep up with the day-to-day activities and things of interest concerning the park.Read More
Explore, Learn, & Protect
Ask at the Visitor Center or one of the contact stations for a free Junior Ranger book before you start your visit.Read More
Spanish Missions Quest for World Heritage Status
This website and Facebook post information and community involvement. Add your name to the citizens and business lists in support of this project!Read More
San Antonio Missions Digital Preservation Project
A unique project to digitally preserve the San Antonio Missions and share them in an unprecedented way with the local community and general public.Read More
Did You Know?
that Spanish missions were not churches? They were Indian towns, with the church as the focus, where, in the 1700s, the native people were learning to become Spanish citizens. In order to become a citizen, they had to be Catholic; that is why the King of Spain sent missionaries to acculturate them.