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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


  • Victory for Texas independence!

    Experience the world’s tallest memorial column, witness revolution in the Jesse H. Jones Theatre for Texas Studies; walk the battlefield which gave us the America West! Tour the historic Battleship Texas and enjoy the most powerful...

  • 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


    • April 19, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

      Join Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site and the City of West Columbia as we celebrate the 18-minute battle that won Texas its independence from Mexico in 1836.

    • April 19, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

      During the months of March and April, San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site will host grounds tours every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. Tours will focus on the goings on at San Felipe de Austin during March of 1836. 

    • April 19, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

      Tour the grounds and learn more about San Felipe de Austin in 1836.

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