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Presidio La Bahia

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Address: Goliad, TX
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+1 361-645-3752
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Spanish fort built in 1749 and the site of a famous massacre.

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Texas History at its best.

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
marilynConroe_Tx
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conroe, tx
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conroe, tx
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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
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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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Thank bellev351
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Excellent displays, very emotional to visit. The grounds are very solemn, nice gift shop and the movie was interesting! Be sure to watch it before walking around.

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Thank Diane P
San Antonio, Texas
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890 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

It is such an amazing place! We spent about an hour exploring the grounds and museum. Well worth the entry fee (they give veteran discount too, very nice of them).

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McGregor, Texas
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Oh- the Texas history you will learn when visiting here! The staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable and willing to take photos! The gift shop has some great stuff! The museum has great artifacts from the restoration. I reccoemned staying the night in the Officer's Quarters for a nice haunted experience. Book months in advance if you do!

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Thank Leslie D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised when we entered. Everyone interested in Texas history should go here. You really could feel the history as you walked through the rooms. Seeing what life was like for our forefathers was humbling. We are so spoiled to our lives the way they are, it's good to be reminded how lucky we are that others who... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Good informative exhibit, friendly knowledgeable guides. Well presented. Beautiful restoration, easy access.

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College Station, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Goliad is the scene of an 1836 battle right after the battle at the Alamo. At Goliad, the Texans were fleeing the presidio, when Santa Anna caught them in a field and captured them. A couple of days later, he executed all of them at the Presidio La Bahia. This led to his capture shortly after at San Jacinto, and... More 

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