San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, San Antonio

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First established by Catholic missionaries on the frontier of the Spanish Southwest, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park highlights the history behind the colonization of this area. Take a step back into the 18th century and explore the four preserved missions located on the property: Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada. Free, hour-long, and highly recommended guided ranger tours depart from the visitor center at Mission San Jose. While the missions are accessible by foot or bike via the riverwalk trail, they are quite spread out, so traveling by car is recommended. Work out when and for how long to visit San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and other San Antonio attractions using our handy San Antonio online visit planner.
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  • I did the Gray Line all day Historic city tour with Alex G as my tour guide. Alex was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable. San Antonio has a lot a rich history and good to see that the city is... 
    I did the Gray Line all day Historic city tour with Alex G as my tour guide. Alex was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable. San Antonio has a lot a rich history and good to see that the city is...  more »
  • Very well maintained grounds and the each of the interiors of the churches are unique. Signage is good and gives a nice synopsis of the areas. 
    Very well maintained grounds and the each of the interiors of the churches are unique. Signage is good and gives a nice synopsis of the areas.  more »
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  • I have visited the various San Antonio Missions several times over the last 40 years. I was happy to see the recent updates, including paved parking, wheelchair friendly entrances and paths, and public restrooms. Several buildings have been conserved/stabilized since my last visit (a decade ago). A beautiful look at some amazing history.
  • Lived in SA all my life, in this area to be exact. Moved to the north and ( not that I have anything against it) but i missed being able to come to this park often. Its full of history and beautiful trails with churches too! A must see!

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