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About Mission San Jose

The community of Mission San José invites you to join us this very special year in 2020 as our beloved Queen of the Missions, founded in 1720, reaches her Tricentennial 300th Anniversary. In the 18th Century, Mission San José was known as the social spot and cultural center, as well as the center of commerce and economic activity of its time, upon which the surrounding community depended for their continued existence and survival. It is in this spirit that we want to welcome everybody across Bexar County and beyond to discover for the first time, rediscover and enjoy this revered gathering place during our year-long Tricentennial Celebration.

As the most recent addition to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, World Heritage Site family, the San Antonio Missions are the only World Heritage Site in Texas and one of only 23 in the United States.  It is so important that we educate and share this historical site and events with our community, as well as global visitors who make the trek to our Alamo City to visit this jewel of a destination.  In addition to our annual MissionFest that showcases the culture of Mission San José through music, dance and food both indigenous and modern, we have a calendar for 2020 that appeals to all demographics centered around cultural arts and educational experiences taking place throughout the unique spaces of Mission San José.

We hope to see you during this very special celebration of the rich history and culture from our past and present at Mission San José, the Queen of the Missions.