Mission Dolores State Historic Site

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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, frisbee golf course, and group pavilions.

Upcoming Events

October 1

Archeology Day 2022—History is Just Under Your Feet

Join us on Saturday, October 1st at Mission Dolores State Historic Site as we celebrate Texas Archaeology Month with an archaeology program that will include an introduction to archaeology along with a “show and tell” of artifacts found here at...

October 8

Reaching for the Stars - An Evening of Native Storytelling and Star Gazing

Join us on Saturday, October 8th at Mission Dolores State

Historic Site as we Reach for the Stars through Native American storytelling and telescope viewing of the moon and stars!

Ms. Audricka Young, Education Director for the...

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