Downtown Jimmie Hale Mission was built in the late 1800s by Jimmie Hale a Native American priest. The mission was built for the Native American Indians. This is where the original Native American inhabitants of Mission San Juan came to be called. The mission is located on a hilltop overlooking the San Antonio River and the river valley and was built in 1855.
A very large number of tourists come to Downtown Jimmie Hale Mission and visit. The mission is open year round and has several beautiful gardens which attract people who come for a tour of the grounds. The garden was designed by an architect who received his degree at Harvard. One of the main attractions in the garden is a statue of Jimmie Hale as he sits on the porch of his home.
Downtown Jimmie Hale Mission is also known for its Native American exhibits. One such exhibit is called the Indian Pottery and Paintings. These are displayed at the Native American village which was established by Jimmie Hale. The artifacts from the tribe of Indians have been placed into a beautiful display. In addition many Native American drums have also been displayed in the museum. There are several exhibits that are available for you to view. The museum is located on the grounds of the mission and is open daily.