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

May 26

James Pinckney Henderson (Lunch and Learn Series)

This fun and educational program will discuss the life and career of James Pinckney Henderson - a lawyer, politician, soldier, and the first Governor of the State of Texas.

As part of the tricentennial celebration commemorating the...

June 3

Bird Watching & Crafts

Head down to Mission Dolores State Historic Site on Saturday, June 3rd for a morning of birdwatching and crafting activities!

From 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., children will have the opportunity to observe some of the diverse bird species...

June 9

Sawmill History (Lunch and Learn Series)

Grab your lunch and a friend and head down to Mission Dolores State Historic Site on Friday, June 9th at 12:00 p.m. for the monthly “Lunch and Learn” program!

The program, “Sawmill History” will provide an overview of logging and...

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