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...
October 31, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
La Grange Main Street’s Annual Trick or Treat on the Square gives youngsters a safe place to go door to door for candy and to show off their costumes.
November 5, 2016 - 5:30pm
Judge and buy local art at the Chihuahua Trail Art Show and Sale held annually the first Saturday in November. The event is sponsored by the La Vernia Historical Association and benefits the La Vernia Heritage Museum and local artist.
November 12, 2016 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Legendary country music artists Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee have teamed up and are currently touring the country as part of the Urban Cowboy 35th Anniversary Reunion Tour. The Duo will be in performing in the new Cuero ISD Performing Arts...
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.