Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Floresville: Rancho de las Cabras

A state historic site recalls that era at the stabilized ruins of Rancho de las Cabras, a ranching outpost that served one of San Antonio’s missions. Guided tours to this site are offered the first Saturday of each month through San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Much of the American cattle industry of the 1800s was built on the legacy of these mission ranches. Learn about the equipment, vocabulary, and folklore of the mission vaqueros, while exploring remnants of Espada's ranch, Rancho de las Cabras. Because the site is undeveloped, it contains brushy areas and fire ants; it is recommended that boots and appropriate clothing be worn.

Watch the video below to learn more about Spanish Settlement of Texas. This video was produced for inclusion in the Hispanic Texans mobile tour, more information about which may be found on our Hispanic heritage page at the following link:


  • 5757 Hwy 90 West
  • Floresville, Texas
  • 78114


Hours & Fees

  • Guided tours first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. Advance reservations required.

  • Free



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Read more about Rancho de las Cabras State Historic Site in the Handbook of Texas Online.