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

November 30

Main Street Christmas Parade

Join the San Augustine community on the courthouse square to see the numerous Christmas floats. The Mission Dolores float won 2nd place last year, but we have our eye on 1st place this year!

December 1

Trail of Lights

Take a stroll on the walking trail at Mission Dolores while it is lit up for the holiday season! Lighted trail accessible extended evening hours during the month of December.

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