701 South Broadway St.
San Augustine, TX 75972
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.
From the Blog
Roger Krautkremer has been a licensed HAM Radio operator since he was just a teenager, and he remains an active hobbyist. Krautkremer recently visited Mission Dolores State Historic Site in San Augustine with his HAM Radio as part of the Parks on the Air (POTA) community. Their members trek across the country to national, state, and local parks and historic sites to “activate” (transmit from)...
By Amanda Carr, Educator/Interpreter, Mission Dolores State Historic Site
Cattle drives in Texas originated about 300 years ago with the establishment of Spanish missions in New Spain’s eastern province of Tejas. In the 18th century, three major European powers were competing for control of North America: Spain, France, and England. England controlled the eastern seaboard, but Spain...
By Brooke Bonorden, Mission Dolores State Historic Site Educator
Stephen F. Austin will be forever remembered in history as the “Father of Texas” for his role in founding the Republic of Texas. Over 100 years before Austin ushered Anglo immigrants into Texas, however, a “father” in a different sense of the word led another group of settlers into the area—Father Antonio Margil...
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