San Augustine: Mission Dolores State Historic Site

Mission Dolores was founded here by the Spanish in 1721 along the Camino Real de los Tejas, just 20 miles west of the Texas-Louisiana border.  It was abandoned in the late 1700s but the town that sprung up nearby – San Augustine – survives.

General Sam Houston once lived in San Augustine – even serving as a Congressman during his time here.

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.

Mission Dolores State Historic Site

  • Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 
  • Admission: None
  • 701 S. Broadway, San Augustine, TX
  • 936-275-3815
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  • National Register of Historic Places, a Texas Historical Commission property