Texas Independence Trail Region

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

to the Independence Trail Region

The spirit of Texas awaits you. Remember The Alamo, Remember Goliad! All our history and today's attractions beckon you to find Your Independence in southeast Texas.

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  • Mission Espiritu Santo de Zuñiga, Photo by TPWDMission Espiritu Santo de Zuñiga, Photo by TPWD
  • San Jacinto Monument, LaPorte, Photo by TPWDSan Jacinto Monument, LaPorte, Photo by TPWD
  • San Felipe de Austin State Historic SiteSan Felipe de Austin State Historic Site
  • Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, CueroChisholm Trail Heritage Museum, Cuero
  • Ashton Villa, GalvestonAshton Villa, Galveston

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  • Aerial view of San Jacinto Battleground

    Victory for Texas Independence!

    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. 

  • Remember The Alamo!

    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...

Upcoming Events

    • February 4, 2020 - 1:00pm to February 5, 2020 - 3:30pm

      Don't miss the 3rd Annual Texian Rally Workshop in downtown La Grange, Texas! Pre-Rally Tours on Tuesday, Feb 4 and the Workshop with amazing speakers from the Great State on Wednesday, Feb 5 in the Historic Casino Hall!

    • Patriotic floats make their way through downtown Seguin for the Biggest Small-Town Fourth of July Parade.

      July 4, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

      Watch over 150 red, white and blue entries travel through downtown Seguin as part of the Biggest Small-Town Fourth of July Parade.

    • December 6, 2020 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

      This is a wonderful event which brings together locals and visitors alike for an afternoon to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season in our lovely little town. All proceeds go to the preservation work of the Burton Heritage Society historical...

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.

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Our Partners

The Independence Trail Region works with a variety of organizations to promote heritage travel throughout the region.