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Texas Independence Trail Region

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

Explore Region by Theme

  • Galveston Railroad MuseumGalveston Railroad Museum
  • Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, West ColumbiaVarner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, West Columbia
  • La Belle cannon, Matagorda County Museum, Bay CityLa Belle cannon, Matagorda County Museum, Bay City

Theme Highlights


  • LBJ State Park & Historic Site, Uvalde

    DOWN ON THE FARM

    How many times a week do you think you could eat beans, corn, and squash? Once? Twice? How about every day, several times a day. Sounds like a foodie's worst nightmare. But if you lived in Texas before the...

  • Control panels inside a NASA simulator

    MAKE IT SO

    It all began in 1957. The Soviet Union had successfully launched a rocket into space, a global first that startled the U.S. into action. A national commitment to build-up our space exploration program, including...


All Themes by Name

  • WE BUILT A BIGGER TEXAS!

    Big dreams built the Texas towns and cities we live in today....

  • "CUE THE MUSIC, MAESTRO. READY? DANCE!"

    So you really DO think you can dance? Texas...

  • PROST! SALUD! CHEERS AND GEZONDHEID!

    Ask a visitor what they love best about Texas and...

  • BETWEEN UNCERTAINTY AND THE RIO GRANDE

    "Hardly had we begun to enjoy the pleasing...

  • GIT ALONG LITTLE...BOSSIE?

    Texans like to believe we invented the cattle drive, the 19th...

  • MAIN STREET REPRISE

    Main Street was once the heart and soul of communities all across...

  • ROAD TRIP TO RETRO!

    Antique horse trails aren't the only discovery options for historic...

  • "COME AND TAKE IT!"

    Texans have seen their share of the battlefield. The Mexican War for...

  • THIS LAND IS OUR LAND

    Although over 96% of Texas remains in private hands, we still have...

  • SIX FLAGS AND FOUR PRESIDENTS

    Texas’ politics are as complex and diverse as the millions...

  • OLD HISTORY, NEW LIFE

    Codifying the term "sacred places" helps us to embrace a concept...

  • YOURS, MINE, AND OURS – HISTORY IS FOR EVERYONE

    Victorian mansions, sacred burial mounds...

  • "OH GIVE ME A HOME WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM"

    The history of the Texas Frontier begins...

  • DRIVE IT, PICK IT, MILL IT, PUMP IT

    Can you name the four main industries that elevated...