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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


  • El Camino Real de los Tejas trail segment, Mission Tejas State Park

    BETWEEN UNCERTAINTY AND THE RIO GRANDE

    "Hardly had we begun to enjoy the pleasing sensation of drifting down the stream when a roaring noise was heard ahead," geologist Robert T. Hill reported during his 1899 survey of 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...