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  • Presidio La Bahia

    As conquistadors of centuries ago explored new lands for "God, Gold and Glory," the Church played an integral part in colonization and dominion over vast New World empires. Missions were often first p...
    Presidio La Bahia

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Presidio La Bahia

As conquistadors of centuries ago explored new lands for "God, Gold and Glory," the Church played an integral part in colonization and dominion over vast New World empires. Missions were often first permanent Spanish settlement in new areas. To protect mission endeavors, a presidio (fort)

Goliad, TX History

Grave of Col. James W. Fannin Jr. and Men

Monument marks grave of Colonel Fannin and 342 men who had surrendered to Mexican forces during the Texas Revolution, and were massacred at the order of General Santa Anna on Palm Sunday morning, March 27, 1836. Two miles south of Goliad off U.S. 183, a few hundred yards from Presidio La Bahia.

Goliad, TX Monuments

Fannin Plaza

City park at S. Market and Franklin Sts. Includes Texas Revolution cannon, memorial shaft and several historical markers. Nearby is hanging tree on courthouse lawn, and Market House Museum. Newly built children's park, "Fort Fun,"

Goliad, TX Plazas

Market House Museum

Quaint structure with cupola on the courthouse square. First public use on Aug. 30, 1853; in 1886, building became a firehouse with meeting hall. Local volunteer fire department used the building until 1964 and restored for use as museum in 1967

Goliad, TX Museums

Goliad State Park

184-acre park features reconstructed, refurnished replica Mission Nuestra Senora del Espritu Santo de Ziga, generally called Mission Espritu Santo. Excellent interpretive displays, plus camping and picnicking area, rest rooms and river fishing spots. Mission established 1749

Goliad, TX State Parks

Things to do near Goliad, TX

Guenther House

Historic house was built by Carl Hilmar Guenther, founder of Pioneer Flour Mills, in 1859. Restored by the company as a museu...

Fannin Battleground State Historic Site

A handsome monument marks site where Col. James W. Fannin Jr. and his men surrendered to Mexican army after Battle of Coleto ...

Dixondale Farms

U. S. largest and oldest producer of onion plants since 1913. Seasonal fresh produce can be purchased by mail order or walk-i...

Brooks Afb Golf Club

Course Access: MilitaryHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

The Alamo City Grand Tour

Blending the history of San Antonio with its current culture, the Alamo City Grand Tour offers an encompassing view of the Sa...