Texas is rich in history, so why don’t you visit some Texas Historical Commission Historic Sites, and learn some interesting facts about your home state without breaking the bank.
The Fulton Mansion is located in the resort area of Rockport-Fulton. This Victorian home was recently restored and gives a unique glimpse into the life of the affluent in the late 1880s. Located at 317 Fulton Beach Road, Rockport, TX.
The town of Castroville, settled in the 1840s by the French, was designated a Preserve America City. Just 30 minutes west of San Antonio, this historic town boasts 96 homes and structures built between 1840 and 1920.
The Mission Trail
Many people head to historic San Antonio during Spring Break to see the historic Alamo up close and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the Riverwalk However, many overlook San Antontio’s other four historic missions: Mission Concepción, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan and Mission Espada. One of the best ways to enjoy the mission trail is by bike. Winding alongside the San Antonio River, through old neighborhoods and farmlands, the Mission Hike and Bike Trail provides respite from the daily pressure and grind of city life. From Mission Concepción to Mission Espada, eight miles of dedicated paved pathways are reserved for the hiker, biker and historian.
More than 1,200 years ago, a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai built a village and ceremonial center on the prairie overlooking the Neches River. Today, three earthen mounds still rise from the landscape in the Piney Woods. Here, visitors will be able to discover how the Caddo people lived through exhibits and exploration of this ancient site.
Right up the road from The Woodlands, is the world’s tallest statue of an American hero. A tribute to courage, the Sam Houston Statue was designed and constructed by artist David Adickes. He dedicated the statue to the City of Huntsville on October 22,1994. It is the world’s tallest statue of an American Hero at 67 feet tall on a 10-foot sunset granite base.