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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


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

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

Things to do Visitors Centers near Goliad, TX

Visitor Center

For information on accommodations, restaurants, and events, stop by the chamber of commerce office....

Visitor Center

The McAllen Visitors' Information Center is located in the chamber of commerce. Information on attractions, accommodations, d...

Visitor Center

The Visitor Center, operated by the Pearsall Chamber of Commerce, has information on events, accommodations, restaurants, map...

Donna Visitor Center

Information on local restaurants, lodging, attractions, events, and historical sites. ...

Weslaco Business-Visitor Center

Where to stay, what to eat, local attractions, events, historical sites, and recreational ideas....