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. To visit San Antonio Missions National Historical Park on your holiday in San Antonio, and find out what else San Antonio has to offer, use our San Antonio vacation planner.
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  • Experience the most beautiful historical places in San Antonio. You will feel the history as you go through each mission. You will definitely enjoy your trip to SA. 
  • I found this to be one of the most affordable Historical sites for US History, it was free.. There weren't any tickets that needed to be purchased, you could browse the buildings at your leisure as lo...  more »
  • Great place to visit in comfortable weather or early morning in summer. Be sure to go to the visitor center first and watch the 20 min video explaining the history and significance of the site. Lots t...  more »