Features artifacts and mementos of the early days in this area. It is housed in the courthouse annex. Open 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Tue.–Wed., 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Thu.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Sat. 301 S. Ann. 361/553-4689. www.calhouncountymuseum.org.
Established in 1858 on Matagorda Bay, it was kept dark during the Civil War and reactivated in 1868. It was condemned after the 1942 hurricane and moved in 1943 to Point Comfort. It was moved again in 1979 to a site next to the chamber of commerce. Texas 35 Bypass near causeway.
Beautiful sandy beach, waterfront camping sites, along with swimming pool and playgrounds make this a fun place to visit. The Formosa Wetland Walkway and Alcoa Bird Tower, made of recycled plastic, provide a place to watch birds.
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