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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Type: Historic Sites, Parks, Religious Sites, Tours and Excursions



Map / Directions 10Best Says

There were five missions established in the early 1700s. These Spanish missions were more than churches. They became towns with a focus on encouraging the natives to become Catholic in order to be...  Read More

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Map / Directions Hours:

Due to COVID-19, please check with the attraction for the most recent updates to their opening hours.

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

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  • Things to Do with Kids: "Although San Jose is the largest of the missions, make sure to stop by the smaller but equally awe-inspiring ones, such as Mission Espada."
  • Free Things to Do: "Bring your bikes for a self-tour along the mission reach part of the riverwalk!"
  • Outdoor Activities, Historic Sites: "Rent some bikes and enjoy your own bike tour of the missions!"
  • Things to Do in December: "The best way to take in the historic missions is to rent bikes and follow the mission trail, enjoying fresh air at your own pace."
  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: San Antonio's Missions offer kids a unique opportunity to see how life was once lived so many years ago.
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: It's free to visit most of the historic missions in San Antonio (not including the Alamo). It's a fun outdoor educational activity for the family!
  • Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Nothing combines history and outdoor activity like a self-guided walking or biking tour along the Mission Trail.
  • Best for Things to Do in December Because: This is a rare opportunity to visit quite a few historic missions that laid the foundation for the city of San Antonio.
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: These missions are a fascinating educational opportunity for families and history buffs to enjoy.

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