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 21

Guided Tours during the Texas Treasure Heritage Festival

Put on your sneakers, grab an umbrella, and head to Mission Dolores for a 1-hour guided tour! Situated on the eastern edge of El Camino Real de los Tejas, Mission Dolores was the cultural crossroads between Spanish Texas and French Louisiana as...

May 5


Do you love to win free prizes? Who doesn't?

Then come play Lotería at Mission Dolores! Similar to Bingo, Lotería is a game of riddles, chance, and luck brought from Spain to Mexico in the 18th century. This free program is fun for the...

May 6

State Historic Sites Free Day


Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 6!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state...

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