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.
A New God and King
Field Trips & Education Programs
Book a curriculum-based field trip at the missions! The park is an ideal "outdoor classroom." Reservations required for guided programming.
Kids & Youth
Become a Junior Ranger while exploring the park. Pick up an activity book in English or Spanish at any mission. It's free!
Last updated: December 5, 2018