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Welcome to San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Visitors to the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park are welcome to tour the site's four historic Spanish missions and enjoy the interpretive exhibits at the park visitor center located in Mission San José. Visitors can also tour the gristmill and aqueduct at Mission San José. The four mission churches within San Antonio Missions National Historical Park are active Catholic parishes that hold regular services.Mission San Juan de Capistrano has two restored Indian quarters that the Indians built within the mission compound. The Indian homes consisted of jacales or huts, which they made with adobe--a mixture of mud and straw they baked together and used as bricks. The San Juan missionaries benefited greatly from their American Indian neighbors, who provided the mission with cultivated food crops and game. These products eventually helped other missions and presidios, and as the farm produced a surplus of food, San Juan's economy began to thrive through a successful trade network that stretched from Mexico to Louisiana.