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Texas Independence Trail Region

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

San Antonio : Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery


Photo by TxDOT

The Cemetery sits adjacent to the Fort Sam Houston Military Post. As early as 1846, the residents of San Antonio attempted to establish a permanent military facility in their town. Remains from one-time frontier posts in Texas such as Fort Ringgold, Fort Clark, and Fort McIntosh were reinterred in Fort Sam Houston when those facilities closed in 1947. Fort Sam Houston features a memorial pathway lined with a variety of memorials, donated by various organizations, that honor America’s veterans. Most commemorate soldiers of the 20th-century wars.


Location

  • 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
  • San Antonio , Texas
  • 78209

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Hours & Fees

  • Daily, sunrise to sunset

  • Free


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