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Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

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to the Independence Trail Region

The spirit of Texas awaits you. Remember The Alamo, Remember Goliad! All our history and today's attractions beckon you to find Your Independence in southeast Texas.

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  • Mission Espiritu Santo de Zuñiga, Photo by TPWDMission Espiritu Santo de Zuñiga, Photo by TPWD
  • San Jacinto Monument, LaPorte, Photo by TPWDSan Jacinto Monument, LaPorte, Photo by TPWD
  • San Felipe de Austin State Historic SiteSan Felipe de Austin State Historic Site
  • Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, CueroChisholm Trail Heritage Museum, Cuero
  • Ashton Villa, GalvestonAshton Villa, Galveston

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Highlights


  • Aerial view of San Jacinto Battleground

    Victory for Texas Independence!

    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. 

  • Remember The Alamo!

    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...

Upcoming Events


    • Washington on the Brazos to mark 180th Anniversary of Texas Independence  and 100th Birthday of this State Park - K. Dragna

      March 5, 2016 - 10:00am to March 6, 2016 - 5:00pm

      Texas Independence Day Celebration is an annual two-day celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, 2016 on the expansive 293-acre park grounds.

    • San Jacinto Battle Reenactment - TPWD

      April 23, 2016 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

      The largest battle reenactment in the state is the centerpiece of the admission-free San Jacinto Day Festival, to be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds surrounding the San Jacinto Monument.

    • December 4, 2016 - 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.

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Our Partners

The Independence Trail Region works with a variety of organizations to promote heritage travel throughout the region.