This is a restored log house, originally built in 1848 and furnished with antiques to depict Texas pioneer life. Free tours may be arranged through the museum or by contacting the chamber of commerce. Open 10 a.m.- noon and 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., and 1-5 p.m. Sun.
This monument honors those who fought the first battle of the Texas Revolution and the 32 patriots who later answered Travis' call for help at the Alamo. The museum features the cannon that precipitated that first battle when Texans challenged Mexican troops to "come and take it." Mexican relics...
Features 10 houses and outbuildings, plus a new 1900s section featuring a 1920s-era school building and print shop. Inquire about scheduled tours for 15 or more. Open 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri. and Sun., and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Admission charge. www.thepioneervillage.com
Self-guided walking and driving tours include homes as well as landmarks and other historic buildings. Contact or visit the visitor center for more information. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and 1-4 p.m. Sun. Guided driving tours available by appointment. . 414 St. Lawrence St...
Confederate Square and Texas Heroes Square downtown feature monuments and are surrounded by historic buildings. Battle of Gonzales markers are near the community of Cost, southwest on Texas 97. Earthworks of a Confederate fortare near U.S. 90A/U.S. 183 intersection.
Driving tour covers 86 historical points of interest. Trail marked with "Come and Take It" signs. Interpretive folder available at chamber of commerce in restored old jail on the courthouse square. 414 St. Lawrence St. www.gonzalestexas.com
This Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority reservoir offers a boat ramp, fishing, picnicking and camping. Five miles west of Gonzales via U.S. 90-A and F.M. 2091. . www.gbra.org
Built in 1887, this structure was used as a jail until 1975 and now houses a museum and visitor center. The cells, dungeon, gallows and jailer's quarters have been restored. Jail artifacts and a gun collection also are featured. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and 1-4 p.m. Sun....
The Independence Paddling Trail offers a scenic 2.6-mile loop route accessible by the U.S. 183 bridge at the Guadalupe River. The Come and Take It Paddling Trail is an 11-mile course on the Guadalupe for more experienced paddlers beginning in Lake Wood Park. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/boat/pa...
Named for the dwarf palmetto plants found throughout the park, this 289-acre riparian area resembles the tropics, and attracts more than 200 bird species. A historic pump forces artesian water into a 1930s-era cistern and water tower. The San Marcos River flows through the park, making it ideal f...
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