Mission Dolores State Historic Site

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701 South Broadway St.
San Augustine, TX 75972
GPS: 31.52413N,-94.11355W


Mission Dolores was a Spanish mission built in 1721 in what is now San Augustine County, just 20 miles west of the Texas-Louisiana border. The site tells an important history about the Native American experience with Texas’ earliest European settlers. Today, there are no historic above-ground remains of the mission. The mission site has been confirmed by archeological investigations and historical records. Mission Dolores is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated State Antiquities Landmark. El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail also passes through the property. Visitors can explore the site’s history at the museum where interpretive displays tell the story of Mission Dolores. The property also has a campground, picnic area, and group pavilions.

Upcoming Events

October 27

Sassafras Festival

During the 28th Annual Sassafras Festival, Mission Dolores State Historic Site will have a booth set up at the courthouse square in downtown San Augustine, Texas. Stop by and say hello!

October 31


Join us at the courthouse square in downtown San Augustine to visit staff/volunteers dressed in historical costume and grab a treat!

November 3

Spanish Hot Chocolate

Come learn how to make Spanish Hot Chocolate based on a 1650 recipe--fun for the whole family! All attendees will get to sample the beverage and take home a copy of the recipe. Yum!

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