Visiting San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park pic

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

San Antonio, Texas, resident Reid Hackney served five years as the vice president and chief financial officer of fashion retail chain A’GACI, LLC. Since retiring in 2017, Reid Hackney enjoys biking around San Antonio, exploring its urban parks and historical missions.

Found three miles south of downtown, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is free to the public, and open from 9 to 5 each day. The park features four missions that comprise four separate visitor areas situated between 2 and 3 miles apart. The first is Mission Concepcion, followed by Mission San Jose (site of the Visitor Center), Mission San Juan (where visitors can find a Spanish colonial demonstration farm), and Mission Espada.

Guests looking for historical background on the park are welcomed to watch a 30-minute award-winning film called Gente de Razon, which shows on the hour and half-hour from 9:30 to 4:30 at the Visitor Center. The center also houses a museum and a store with more background on the Spanish colonial period. Visitors can learn more about the park at