Mission Dolores now a Texas Historical Commission State Historical site

Published 10:46 am Friday, August 19, 2016

SAN AUGUSTINE, Texas—With the recent transfer of property from the city complete, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) has begun operation of Mission Dolores State Historic Site.

As the 21st historic site under the administration of the THC, Mission Dolores State Historic Site will continue to provide quality experiences to visitors seeking to learn more about Spanish history in Texas and the legacy of San Augustine in Texas history.

“The Texas Historical Commission is honored to take the helm and continue preserving this historic site while spreading the word about the significance of Mission Dolores to the history of Texas,” said Site Manager Mick Haven. “I’m thrilled to return to East Texas, and I’m looking forward to meeting members of the community.”

Mission Dolores State Historic Site encompasses the site of an 18th-century Spanish mission. The site includes a museum, visitor’s center and 32-site RV campground. There are no above-ground remnants of the mission, but future plans by the THC include renovations to the museum and possible additional archeological investigations of the mission.

Mission Dolores State Historic Site is currently open Tuesday through Sunday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, please call 936-275-3815 or visit www.visitmissiondolores.com.