Four Spanish frontier missions, part of a colonization system that stretched across the Spanish Southwest in the 17th, 18th, 19th centuries, are preserved here. They include Missions San Jose, San Juan, Espada, and Concepcion. The park, containing many cultural sites along with some natural areas, was established in 1978. The park covers about 819 acres.
The National Park Service offers many educational opportunities for students to experience the natural and cultural history of the San Antonio Missions. The park is an ideal "outdoor classroom" in which to explore the heritage of our nation?s Spanish Colonial past and appreciate the value of historic preservation.
Free program offerings include curriculum-based activities that adhere to content standards and concepts as defined by Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
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Padre Island National Seashore, 150 miles.
Amistad National Recreation Area, 150 miles.
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site, 275 miles.
Big Thicket National Preserve, 300 miles.
Fort Davis National Historic Site, 400 miles.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park, 425 miles.
Big Bend National Park, 450 miles.
Chamizal National Memorial, 560 miles.
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, 750 miles.
Plane : San Antonio is serviced by San Antonio International Airport and Stinson Municipal Airport.
Car : From Downtown:Proceed south on St. Mary's Street, which will turn into Roosevelt Avenue. Continue south to the 3300 block of Roosevelt, where it intersects with New Napier Avenue. Turn left. You will see the park visitor center on the left.
From Interstate 37 : Exit at West Southcross Boulevard. Proceed west on Southcross to Roosevelt Avenue. Turn left and proceed south on Roosevelt until it intersects with New Napier Avenue. Turn left. You will see the park Visitor Center on your left.
From Interstate 10 : Exit at Probandt Street and follow the National Park Service signs to Mission Concepcion. Park rangers will provide detailed information about routes to the remaining missions and sites.
Public Transportation : City bus service (VIA) Route 42 travels north and south on Roosevelt Avenue. The stop at Roosevelt and New Napier is within easy walking distance to the park Visitor Center and Mission San Jose.