Texas Independence Trail Region

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Texas Heritage Trails Program

Goliad: Fannin Memorial Monument

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After “Remember the Alamo,” the Texas Revolution’s most potent battle cry was “Remember Goliad.” A charming community on the San Antonio River now sits where, in 1836, Mexican forces executed Col. James Fannin and his men. Some were killed along roads near Goliad’s historic Presidio La Bahía. Others, including Fannin, were executed inside the fort, which had been constructed in 1749 to protect the nearby Mission Espíritu Santo. Fannin and his troops are buried beneath the Fannin Memorial Monument, located next to the fort.


  • Lopez Road
  • West of Presidio La Bahia
  • Goliad, Texas
  • 77963

Hours & Fees

  • Daylight hours

  • Free