Socorro Mission

  • Address
  • 328 S. Nevarez Rd.
  • El Paso, TX 79927
  • Hours of Operation
  • 10am-4pm (M-F); 9am-6pm (Sat); 9am-1pm (Sun)
  • For More Information
  • Phone: (915) 859-7718

The Socorro Mission exudes a sense of strength and dignity with its six-foot-thick adobe walls and massive vigas. The Socorro Mission shares the distinction of being among the oldest continuous settlements in the Southwest, as well as being one of the oldest continuously operated missions in Texas.

The original Franciscan mission, “Nuestra Señora de la Concepción del Socorro” was completed in 1691. Admired for its traditional adobe craftsmanship, unique design details, and for its role in resonating cultural heritage, the current Socorro Mission (dedicated in 1843) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.