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Lake Conroe Historical Sites

Stephen F Austin Statue

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

In 1824, pioneer Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas," founded the colony of San Felipe de Austin in Mexican-controlled Texas. Burned in 1836, the town of San Felipe de Austin was evaluated, but later rebuilt. Today, San Felipe de Austin boasts a modest population of just over 700, and possesses the oldest post office and zip code in Texas.

This historical site and museum offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the history of Texas prior to its independence. San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site features a remarkable bronze statue of Stephen F. Austin as well as an obelisk and log cabin. Activities include picnicking, camping, fishing, hiking, golf, and nature and historical tours.

Location:
220 2nd St.
San Felipe, TX 77473

Hours:
Open daily
9 am - 5 pm

Admission:
Adults - $10
Children (5-14) - $5
Seniors & Veterans - $8

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Space Shuttle Independence at Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston

Ranked Houston’s #1 attraction for international visitors, Space Center Houston is the perfect destination for educators, students, and families alike. The 250,000 square foot museum features incredible exhibits, including over 400 space artifacts, and educational theaters that explore the history and future of America’s space program.

According to Space Center Houston’s website, since opening in 1992, the center has hosted over 20 million people, including more than one million visitors each year.

Location:
1601 NASA Pkwy
Houston, TX 77058

Hours:
Open daily
10 am - 5 pm

Admission:
Adults - $29.95
Children (4-11) - $24.95
Children (under 3) - FREE
Seniors - $27.95

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Texas Meeting Hall

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

On March 2, 1836, delegates signed the Texas Declaration of Independence at Washington. Later, they would draft Texas’ constitution and create its government as we know it today.

Located on the Brazos River, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site encompasses vast park grounds that are ideal for sightseeing, picnicking, and a casual getaway. History lovers can explore Independence Hall, the Star of the Republic Museum, and Barrington Living History Farm.

Location:
23400 Park Rd 12
Washington, TX 77880

Hours:
Open daily
8 am - sunset

Admission:
FREE

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Sam Houston Statue Monument

Sam Houston Monument

From the official website:
"On March 1, 1917, an article appeared in the Houston Chronicle calling on Texans to come together and raise the money necessary to erect a monument commemorating Texan hero and statesman, General Sam Houston. The Women's City Club raised the funds for this monument and commissioned Enrico Cerrachio as the sculptor. He is shown on horseback leading his men into the battle of San Jacinto, which the monument is positioned to point towards."

Location:
2999 South Wayside
Houston, TX 77023

Hours:
Open Mon - Fri
8 am - 5 pm

Admission:
FREE

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Montgomery Texas Lone Star Flag

Montgomery, Texas

From the official website:
"The City of Montgomery is one of the oldest cities in Texas and many consider it to be the “birthplace of the Texas flag”. Despite its relatively small footprint of one square mile, more than 30,000 people in the surrounding communities consider themselves residents of the historic town of Montgomery."

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Battlegrounds

Goliad Mission Espiritu Santo State Park

Mission Espíritu Santo

Restored in the 1930s, Mission Espíritu Santo offers visitors a glimpse into Texas history. Inhabited by early Native Americans and then Spanish explorers and settlers, this colonial-era mission would become a notable battleground in the Texas Revolution. Attractions include a gorgeous chapel, fishing, kayaking, and camping.

Location:
108 Park Rd 6
Goliad, TX 77963

Hours:
Open daily
8 am - 5 pm

Admission:
Adults - $4
Children - FREE
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San Jacinto Battleground Monument

San Jacinto Battleground

From the Texas Historical Commission: "The famous Battle of San Jacinto that brought TEXAS its independence was fought on this site. Because of the great importance of the Battle to the course of history, the Battleground is of state, national and international significance, a fact that is attested to by the site's National Historic Landmark status."

Location:
3523 Independence Pkwy S
La Porte, TX 77571

Hours:
Open daily
9 am - 6 pm

Admission:
FREE
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Other Historical Houses and Structures

Admiral Nimitz Museum

Honors Chester Nimitz and the Pacific War.

PO Box 777
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
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Battleship Texas

Restored dreadnought, veteran of two World Wars.

3523 Highway 134
LaPorte, TX 77571
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Caddoan Mounds

Temple and burial mounds of prehistoric Caddo Indians.

RR 2 Box 85C
Alto, TX 75925
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Casa Navarro

The home of Tejano signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

228 S Laredo Street
San Antonio, TX 78207
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Eisenhower Birthplace

The birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

609 S Lamar Ave
Denison, TX 75021
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Fanthorp Inn

A stagecoach inn during the Republic and Early Statehood.

PO Box 296
Anderson, TX 77830
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Fulton Mansion

French Empire home of rancher/industrialist George Fulton.

PO Box 1859
Fulton, TX 78358
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Goliad

Site of restored Spanish mission, Espiritu Santo de Zuniga.

108 Park Rd 6
Goliad, TX 77963
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Kreische Brewery

Ruins of a unique 1870s German brewery.

414 State Loop 92
La Grange, TX 78945
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Landmark Inn

An inn and store on the Old San Antonio-El Paso Road.

402 East Florence Street
Castroville, TX 78009
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Port Isabel Lighthouse

Mid-19th century beacon for South Texas shipping.

421 East Queen Isabella Blvd
Port Isabel, TX 78578
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Sam Bell Maxey House

Home of Confederate General Samuel Bell Maxey.

812 South Church Street
Paris, TX 75460
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Sebastopol House

An 1850s Greek Revival house, built of concrete!

704 Zorn Street
Seguin, TX 78155
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Starr Family Home

"Maplecroft," home of important early Texas family.

407 West Travis St
Marshall, TX 75670
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Varner-Hogg Plantation

An ante-bellum sugar plantation house.

1702 N 17th St
West Columbia, TX 77486
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