Texas Independence Trail Region

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

Independence: Independence Baptist Church and Texas Baptist Museum

Organized in 1839, the Independence Baptist Church was the leading Baptist church and supporter of missionary work during the Republic of Texas, and is the congregation in which Sam Houston was baptized. In addition to the historic church, you can also see the burial ground of Margaret Lea Houston, Sam Houston’s widow, and the Texas Baptist Museum where such artifacts as the original 1856 church bell are exhibited.


  • 10405 FM 50
  • Independence, Texas
  • 77833


Hours & Fees

  • Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Free