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 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Discover the sugar making process of the 1840s, how convict labor replaced slave labor during the 1870s, and the destruction of the hurricane of 1900.
October 7, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Volunteers collect baseline data on bird populations at the sanctuary. The banding station is an excellent opportunity to see birds up close and to learn all the birds of our community.
October 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
One of the first buildings constructed in the city, it housed many of Lake Jackson’s firsts; including the post office, city hall, barber shop, and much more. The Office now houses the area's 1943 history.
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.