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...
April 23, 2015 (All day) to April 25, 2015 (All day)
Events include the Freeport Fireman's BBQ Cook-off, a Flapjack 5K, a motorcycle show, a sailboat regatta and more. Live entertainment and a 3 on 3 basketball tournament. Carnival begins on Thursday. Check website for 5K fees and times.
April 25, 2015 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Take a safe look at the sun during daylight hours and gaze at the stars when the sun goes down as part of the Brazosport Planetarium's celebration of Astronomy Day!
April 25, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Paquito D’Rivera defies categorization. The winner of twelve GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer.
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.