San Antonio Missions National Historical Park


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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Address:2202 Roosevelt Ave
San Antonio, TX 78210

Phone:210-534-8833
Fax:210-534-1106
Web: www.nps.gov/saan/
Size: 826 acres.
Established: Authorized on November 10, 1978; established on April 1, 1983.
Location:Visitor center is near the intersection of Roosevelt Ave. and New Napier Ave. in San Antonio, Texas.
Facilities:Rest rooms, bicycle trail, museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking, bicycling, guided tour.
Special Features:Four Spanish frontier missions (Concepción, San Jose, San Juan, and Espada), part of a colonization system that stretched across the Spanish Southwest in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, are preserved here. The four mission churches within the park are active catholic parishes and hold regular services.

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A veteran of more than 20 years in the National Park Service (NPS), he has served all over the country in a variety of positions: most recently, as superintendent of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas.
4438 "San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Leasing and Boundary Expansion Act of 2010"
Portals will connect pedestrians to each of the historic missions in San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and a proposed amateur sports facility at Mission Concepcion.
The foursome makes up the 475-acre San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, one of the few national parks located within a city's limits.
"There are few places in the world today that look just like they did in the 18th century, and this is one of them," Susan Snow, archaeologist for the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, said about the site.
This is not CyArk's first partnership with the Park Service: The organization has also worked at more than 20 park sites from Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota to Manzanar National Historic Site in California, and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas.
Superintendent, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Visitors to the site can take virtual tours of the featured park sites, including Coronado National Memorial in Arizona, Cabrillo National Monument in California, De Soto National Memorial in Florida, and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas.
Because San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is spread out, driving is the best way to experience the missions and acequia system.

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