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Market House Museum


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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. At Franklin and Market Sts.


Address: 205 South Market Street
Phone: 361/645-8767

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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

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

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

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

Zaragoza Birthplace State Historic Site

Both a state park and international historic site, reconstructed birthplace and statue of one of Mexico's most famous military figures, Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza (1829-1862). Mexican general and liberal leader was minister of war under Juárez. In 1862

Goliad, TX Historic Sites

Things to do Museums near Goliad, TX

Donna Hooks Fletcher Museum

Memorabilia, photos and artifacts from town's founding; vintage furniture, hand tools, farm and household articles, restored ...

St. Joseph School Museum

Housed in the oldest Polish school in the U.S.; artifacts (many from 19th-century Poland) depicting life of Polish pioneers. ...

Vintage Farm Equipment Museum

Outside display of vintage farm equipment is displayed third week in March and for special events. The museum is on the Rio G...

Bicultural Museum

Artifacts accent daily lives of region's Hispanic and Anglo settlers; a colorful cultural blend. ...

Fort Duncan Museum

Housed at Fort Duncan post headquarters building, the museum includes exhibits, artifacts, and photographs from colonial peri...