San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

About

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park preserves the largest concentration of Spanish colonial architecture found anywhere in the United States. Four missions, each containing an active Catholic parish, are located along the banks of the San Antonio River. They stand as a reminder of a time when the native population of this region and aspirations of the Spanish crown crossed paths in the early 1700s. Established as a national park in 1978, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park was inscribed as World Heritage site in 2015.

Special Events

Four Voices Exhibit Reception with Artist Michael Nye
October 4, 2018
5pm to 7pm. Free.

National Parks connect our past to the present. Sometimes they illuminate natural landscapes while other times they amplify and honor historical events. Michael Nye's Four Voices exhibit at Mission Concepción, part of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, highlights the living nature of history at the missions. The exhibit is sponsored by Western National Parks Association and Mission Heritage Partners. Nye highlights four people—a Stone Mason, a Parish Administrator, an Historian, and a Coahuiltecan—who have strong personal connections with Mission Concepcion. Through photography and audio recorded interviews, Michael Nye captures the connections between the missions and our community. Join us for light refreshments and a chance to meet the artist and the subjects of his portraits.
Reception will take place at Mission Concepción: 807 Mission Rd, San Antonio, TX 78210


Yoga at Mission Concepción 
October 13, 2018
9am - 10am. Free.

Find your park in a whole new way! Join the National Park Service for Yoga at Mission Concepción, led by Mobile Om. This yoga class is for all skill levels and ages, sponsored by Western National Parks Association. Bring your own yoga mat!
 807 Mission Rd, San Antonio, TX 78210


Archeology Lecture at Mission San José
October 17, 2018
6:30pm - 8pm. Free.

Join National Park Service Archeologist Susan Snow for this evening lecture about material culture, ethnic identity, and global trade at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Learn about the history of the missions through material remains. 6701 San José Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78214


Mexican Art Show & Sale
October 19-21, 2018
9 am - 4 pm. Free.

Join us as we explore the beauty and influence of pottery throughout history, from mission era pottery to modern Mata Ortiz pottery artists! The show, sponsored by Western National Parks Association, features Mata Ortiz pottery by Jorge Quintana and Oaxacan woodwork by Jacobo Ángeles. Mata Ortiz artist Jorge Quintana will be present at the event to show his artwork. National Park Service Visitor Center at Mission San Jose, 6701 San José Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78214.


Dia de los Muertos: Ofrenda Displays
October 19 - November 2, 2018
9 am - 5pm. Free.

From October 19 through November 2 in the Mission San José Granary at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, view ofrenda displays made by descendants of the missions. These ofrendas are erected for Dia de los Muertos, or All Soul's Day, and pay homage to departed loved ones. Mission San José is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. 
6701 San José Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78214 


Yoga at Mission San José
October 24, 2018
 6pm - 7pm. Free.

Find your park in a whole new way! Join us for Yoga at Mission San Jose, led by Mobile Om. This yoga class is for all skill levels and ages, sponsored by Western National Parks Association. Bring your own yoga mat!  
6701 San José Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78214

 

Contact

nps.gov/saan
6701 San Jose Drive
San Antonio, TX 78214
210.932.1001

 
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