The internationally famous, Grammy Award-winning singer, actor and humanitarian died in 2006. His is the first grave in the city's Memorial Park Cemetery. On Texas 345.
It dates back to the city's origins in the early 1900s. Each year on All Souls' Day, descendants visit to clean and place colorful coronas on the graves. Many of the sites contain homemade shrines and other memorabilia honoring the deceased. On Texas 345.
See Grammy awards, guitars, a Harley Davidson bike and other items from Freddy Fender, who was born and raised in San Benito. Step back in time at the San Benito History Museum, and learn about the birthplace of conjunto music at the Hall of Fame & Museum. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Thu.–Sat. Admission ...
Dedicated to the preservation, promotion and development of Mexican heritage in visual arts, music, theater, dance, film and literary works. Named for Narciso Martinez, who is considered the "Father of the Texas Mexican Conjunto" music. Open 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Sat. 225 E. Stenger. 956/361-0110.
Open 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Tue.–Sat. 210 E. Heywood. 956/399-9991 or 956/245-1666. San Benito Chamber of Commerce: 956/399-5321.
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