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...
August 27, 2016 - 6:30pm to August 28, 2016 - 12:00am
Dance the night away in a authentic Texas Dance Hall with Texas Unlimited Band from 8pm to midnight. Night kicks off 6:30pm with music from Kountry Chick DJ and a cruise in car show. Enjoy delicious BBQ and a live Auction during the band...
September 17, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Honor our Texas Heroes of the Dawson Massacre and Mier Expedition.
September 24, 2016 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Beat the hot fields of Texas Antiques Week with White Linen Night in Burton, Saturday, September 24, 5 to 9 p.m., with live music and shopping on Live Oak Street in front of Flown the Coop.
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.