This recreation area on the Coleto Creek Reservoir features camping, cabins, picnicking, fishing and boating. It includes a lighted fishing pier, mountain bike trails, nature trail, playground, volleyball courts, and bird and wildlife viewing. Open and staffed year-round. Admission charge. 13 mil...
Includes Texas Revolution cannon, memorial shaft and several historical markers. Nearby is the Market House Museum and the "hanging tree" on courthouse lawn. At South Market and Franklin streets.
Mission Espiritu Santo, established more than 250 years ago by Spanish missionaries and soldiers, is an icon of the Spanish Colonial Era. Today, visitors camp under massive oaks along the river, explore the museum, and, in summer months, swim in a Junior Olympic-sized pool. Admission charge. One...
A monument marks the grave of Colonel Fannin and his men who surrendered to Mexican forces during the Texas Revolution and were massacred at the order of Gen. Santa Anna on Palm Sunday morning, March 27, 1836. Two miles south of Goliad off U.S. 183, near Presidio La Baha.
This quaint structure with a cupola on the courthouse square was first used Aug. 30, 1853. In 1886, it became a firehouse and the local volunteer fire department used the building until 1964. It was restored for use as a museum in 1967. Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed.-Sat. and by appointment. 205 S. Mar...
The restored fort is the finest example of a complete Spanish presidio in Texas. A museum houses articles discovered during restoration, memorabilia of the Texas Revolution and artifacts from civilizations at the site. Annual re-enactment is the weekend nearest March 27. The officers' quarters ar...
This site has a reconstructed birthplace and a statue of Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza (1829-62) who commanded an outnumbered Mexican army defending the Puebla against an elite French force on May 5, 1862. It's a national holiday in Mexico and is celebrated in several Texas cities. Two miles south off U....
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