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Wednesday, January 24: Mission Dolores is CLOSED due to inclement weather.

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. 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, frisbee golf course, and group pavilions.

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Location

701 South Broadway St. 
San Augustine, TX 75972 
Main phone: 936-275-3815 
After-hours phone: 936-201-5944 
Contact us
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Hours

Tuesday – Saturday 
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Tickets

Ages 5 & Under Free  
Adults $4 
Seniors $3 
Youth (ages 6-17), College Students, Adult Tour Groups $3 
Family Fee (2 adults/1 child) $8  
School Groups $1 

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Programs

Public Tours  
Special Events  
School Programs 

Visitors in the Mission Dolores museum

Plan Your Visit

Mission Dolores State Historic Site has much to offer visitors.

RV camp site at Mission Dolores

Campgrounds

Mission Dolores offers overnight camping at 32 campsites.

Artifact in the Mission Dolores museum

Mission Dolores History

Visitors are invited to explore the site’s rich history at the museum, which tells the history of the Spanish in East Texas.

Museum building at Mission Dolores

Support the Friends of Mission Dolores

Friends of Mission Dolores is a "Fiscally Sponsored Project" of the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission (a 501(C)(3) nonprofit charitable organization). Your gift will directly support this organization. 

Events at Mission Dolores

Manuscript Missioners Book Club - February's Book: "Espinas" by Fernando Perez Valdez

The first meeting of Mission Dolores' Manuscript Missioners Book Club, reviewing Fernando Perez Valdez's historical novel "Espinas" on the life of Mission Dolores founder, Father Antonio Margil de Jesus

Mission Dolores in the Blog

The Texas Tradition of Cattle Ranching Began in Tejas

Cattle ranching is not only part of the Texas economy, but also parts of its culture and history.

Historic Road Trip: Nacogdoches and San Augustine

Known as the “Oldest Town in Texas,” Nacogdoches takes immense pride in its history. In fact, the entire downtown is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Nacogdoches honors its heritage through a statue of the city’s founder, Gil Y’Barbo, and numerous historical museums, each conserving a different part of the town’s 241-year legacy. In reality, its settlement is much older—Caddo Indians arrived in this area 10,000 years prior to the city’s establishment.