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Presidio La Bahia

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Address: Goliad, TX
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Spanish fort built in 1749 and the site of a famous massacre.

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Interesting piece of Texas history

This was an interesting piece of Texas history. The grounds and chapel were lovely to tour and nicely interpreted and maintained. This should be of interest to anyone interested... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Beaumont, Texas
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Beaumont, Texas
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting piece of Texas history. The grounds and chapel were lovely to tour and nicely interpreted and maintained. This should be of interest to anyone interested in history or Texas history.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome to tour the old Spanish mission from the 1700's and understand how towns clung to them during early settlement as they formed. Next step is there use as safe houses used by local residents and garrisons during times of conflict in the early 1800's. The activity around the mission during the Texas Revolution is tragic but a HUGE part... More 

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Goliad, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In this chapel you feel tranquility and relaxation. The painting behind the altar is just beautiful of Mother Mary and Angel Gabriel.

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Crockett, TX, United States
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a small, informative museum here and the church is open for tourists. This still belongs to the Catholic church and services are held here, so you need to keep that in mind when visiting. It has deep roots in Texas and the museum's timeline lays that out well.

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Thank James W
Pflugerville, Texas
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort La Bahia, near Goliad, Texas is a terrific restoration of the site of the infamous 1836 massacre of Colonel James Walker Fannin and his command. Marvelous detailed exhibits in the museum take you deftly through the siege and the resultant surrender and massacre. I have often wondered if Fannin had not abandoned the fort, could his 400-600 troops (depending... More 

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Buda, Texas
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83 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful location with plenty of information and room to enjoy the experience. Staff very helpful and the re enactors were splendid. The cannon was set off several times...

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conroe, tx
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

If you love history, this is for you. My husband and I greatly enjoyed our visit. It gave us a better understanding and appreciation for our great Texas forefathers.

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Thank marilynConroe_Tx
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

If you're at all interested in Texas history, and more specifically its founding, this is a must see stop. It has been carefully preserved after its restoration and contains many unique artifacts that were discovered on site during the restoration. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. The chapel itself, located on the same grounds, is also worth a look... More 

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Thank Christopher M
Ding Dong, TX
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63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

You have to physically experience La Bahia to help understand the history of Texas, to include the struggles that Fannin's men experienced in their quest for independence.

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Thank Brad R
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Going back in time, beautiful paintings and pictures. The door of death is intriguing. The trails around the place are easy to maneuver.

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