The Spanish Mission of San Miguel de los Adaes was founded in 1716 to convert the Caddo Adai American Indians in the area and to stop French expansion into Spanish Texas. In 1729, Los Adaes was designated the capital of Texas and served as such until 1770. The fort was built in response to the French Fort St. Jean Baptiste; the two outposts were directly linked during their existence, engaging extensive, illegal trade. Located on the El Camino Real de las Tejas National Historic Trail.
Open Wednesday-Saturday from 12-4pm, March-December.
Admission is free, donations accepted
From I-49, exit onto LA 6 west. Turn right onto LA 485 and follow the signs. Contact Fort St. Jean Baptiste SHS for tours.
- Childrens Programs
- Walking Tours
- National Register of Historic Places
- Handicapped Accessible
- Bus Parking
- Dates closed: All Major Federal Holidays. Open Seasonally, March-December
- Family Friendly
- Meeting/Tour groups welcome
- Free Admission
- All Ages