Explore: The Independence Trail Region
Experience the world’s tallest memorial column, witness revolution in the Jesse H. Jones Theatre for Texas Studies, and walk the battlefield that gave us the American West at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.
Mission San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo) - est. 1718 - city's 1st mission. The east side of Alamo Plaza is the famous spot in Texas where 189 defenders fell on March 6, 1836, after repeated attacks by Mexican General Santa Anna's army which...
September 24, 2021 - 7:30pm to September 25, 2021 - 6:00pm
This year we will be celebrating our 12th annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival! Join us as we host our Shrimp Scamper 5K Fun Run, Cook-Off and Gumbo Stroll, and many other fun events. Tickets and registration are available now!
September 25, 2021 (All day) to September 26, 2021 (All day)
Wagon loads of family fun await you as DeWitt County's storied history unfolds in downtown Cuero's historic district. Non-stop entertainment includes live music, artisan vendors, re-enactments, food trucks, and multiple art and history...
October 2, 2021 - 10:00am to October 2, 2024 - 2:00pm
TN Matthews-JB Wells Historic Mansion Tours. First Saturday of every month. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
About the Independence Trail Region
Experience Texas' struggle for independence and its years as a sovereign republic (1836-1845). The region covers 28 southeast Texas counties as it reaches from Liberty (east of Houston) along the Gulf Coast Galveston to Refugio to San Antonio into the west and to Washington and Bastrop counties in the north. We encourage travelers to find the spirit of Texas through the story—our fight—for independence. The larger-than-life images of explorers, heroes, and settlers such as Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle, Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston and Davy Crockett resonate throughout the state, U.S. and beyond as visitors can relive this dynamic history. Festivals, bird sanctuaries, shopping in historic downtowns, metropolitan areas, countrysides blanketed with wildflowers & trees, ranging from lordly pines to mesquite, beaches, lakes, rivers and historic landmarks can all be enjoyed when you drive across the Independence Trail Region.
The Independence Trail Region works with a variety of organizations to promote heritage travel throughout the region.