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

April 7

Cemeteries & Historic Preservation (Lunch and Learn Series)

This fun and educational program will will highlight the important role cemeteries play in preserving our history and heritage.

As part of the tricentennial celebration celebrating the establishment of Mission Dolores in San Augustine,...

April 15


What: Making confetti eggs!
Where: Meet inside the museum.
When: Saturday, April 15th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
What to bring: Your children!

Come join us for a day of fun making cascarones, or confetti eggs, at Mission...

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