San Augustine: Mission Dolores State Historic Site

Established by Franciscans for the native people of the Ayish Bayou, this was one of six missions built by Spain in 1716–17 to expand its influence. In the 1970s, excavations uncovered the lost mission, and the museum tells the story through archeological investigations and research. A short film and diorama of the mission complex brings to life the results of ongoing site research. 

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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  • A Texas Historical Commission property, National Register of Historic Places