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 1700's. 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


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

  • Historic Sites, Outdoor Activities: "Rent some bikes and enjoy your own bike tour of the missions!"
  • Things to Do in Fall: "Fall is the perfect time of year to go on a self-guided tour of the missions. Pack a picnic and make a day of it!"
  • 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!"
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: These missions are a fascinating educational opportunity for families and history buffs to enjoy.
  • Best for Things to Do in Fall Because: One of the gems of the city, you can't visit San Antonio without visiting this important historical site.
  • 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.

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