Texas Independence Trail Region

Travel the Independence Trail Region and retrace the steps of Texas independence – from Gonzales and Goliad to the Alamo and San Jacinto. The region covers 28 counties along the Gulf Coast and from Houston to San Antonio.

Independence Trail Region
Get Out & Get Into Texas History

Wanna get away? Of course you do—we’ve all been a bit stir crazy! The question…

Bringing History Home

Sometimes it is hard to relate to individuals who lived in the past when all…

Remember the Alamo?

It’s an odd-looking set of buildings. A single story convento and a broken church (it…

San Jacinto: The Battle and the Monument

The San Jacinto Monument is a towering tribute to a spectacular military triumph. The Battle…

A Tejano Treasure

It’s a somewhat-hard-to-find oasis in the shadow of downtown San Antonio, but those who do…

A Site to Behold

Of all the places to put down roots, the “Father of Texas” Stephen F. Austin…

Remember Goliad!

Today, the Texas Historical Commission has 32 State Historic Sites, but few share close proximity…

Rosenberg Library

If you Google the question “Which is the oldest library in Texas,” you might be…

Hometown Historians

Joe Holley, Paula Allen and Joe Herring all learn something new about something old every…

Thru the Lands of America’s Ancient History

Start planning and mapping now, and in 2029 you’ll be fully prepared for a cross-country…