Explore: The Independence Trail Region
Experience the world’s tallest memorial column, witness revolution in the Jesse H. Jones Theatre for Texas Studies, and walk the battlefield that gave us the American West at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.
Mission San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo) - est. 1718 - city's 1st mission. The east side of Alamo Plaza is the famous spot in Texas where 189 defenders fell on March 6, 1836, after repeated attacks by Mexican General Santa Anna's army which...
January 20, 2017 - 7:00pm to January 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
This years festival will consists of the ever so popular Chili & Beer tasting with a ton of added perks. Get ready for live music, a 5K Fun Run/Walk, a washer pitching tournament, a jackpot margarita cont
February 17, 2017 (All day) to February 28, 2017 (All day)
Texas’ largest Mardi Gras celebration starts with the beads! More than 3 million beads will be thrown at Mardi Gras! Parades, live music, family events, and plentiful food options.
December 3, 2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
This is a wonderful event which brings together locals and visitors alike for an afternoon to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season in our lovely little town. All proceeds go to the preservation work of the Burton Heritage Society historical...
About the Independence Trail Region
Experience Texas' struggle for independence and its years as a sovereign republic (1836-1845). The region covers 28 southeast Texas counties as it reaches from Liberty (east of Houston) along the Gulf Coast Galveston to Refugio to San Antonio into the west and to Washington and Bastrop counties in the north. We encourage travelers to find the spirit of Texas through the story—our fight—for independence. The larger-than-life images of explorers, heroes, and settlers such as Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle, Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston and Davy Crockett resonate throughout the state, U.S. and beyond as visitors can relive this dynamic history. Festivals, bird sanctuaries, shopping in historic downtowns, metropolitan areas, countrysides blanketed with wildflowers & trees, ranging from lordly pines to mesquite, beaches, lakes, rivers and historic landmarks can all be enjoyed when you drive across the Independence Trail Region.
The Independence Trail Region works with a variety of organizations to promote heritage travel throughout the region.