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Presidio La Bahia

217 Us-183, Goliad, TX 77963
+1 361-645-3752
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Lots of history.

Very nice restoration of this mission. There was a lot of Texas military history and a good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Originaldemonseed
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San Antonio, Texas
Excellent restoration!

You will enjoy walking the grounds, exploring the church and museum. The exhibits are very well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
bonaventure
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Sacramento, California
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Spanish fort built in 1749 and the site of a famous massacre.
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  • Average2%
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217 Us-183, Goliad, TX 77963
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice restoration of this mission. There was a lot of Texas military history and a good representation of the Texas Revolution. The church was also very well done. Well worth the time spent walking the grounds.

Thank Originaldemonseed
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will enjoy walking the grounds, exploring the church and museum. The exhibits are very well displayed with historical references depicting each display and piece. Highly recommend visiting this site.

Thank bonaventure
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited a number of missions it was a nice change of pace to visit a building which was at the sharp end of Texan military history. It's a near complete rebuild but at least it's based on a plan of the time, and it...More

Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

A very well restored bastion of Texas history. Walking around the buildings and grounds one cannot help but think of the 300+ men and women who were willing to die for the independence they so cherished. A very rewarding and informative visit. Included is the...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Truly wonderful exhibition and really worth making the time to visit, so informative, very friendly helpful staff. 10 out of 10.

Thank Anne-Marie M
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

This is a "Must Stop" in completion of your Fannin battle site tour (I suggest, if possible, to go to Fannin first and then to Goliad). There is a lot of information here about all the aspects of the Texas fight for independence. Most importantly,...More

Thank William K
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

Goliad is about an hour from Rockport, where we were spending the week. We spent a leisurely day driving to Presidio La Bahia and poking around Goliad. The chapel is original and the fort was restored from original drawings of the time. Grounds were neatly...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

This Spanish Mission is sacred ground in Texas history. Fannin and his men were abandon as the War for Independence was being fought at the Alamo. Santa Anna's men murdered Fannin's soldiers on their way to San Jacinto. They kept them prisoners in this Catholic...More

Thank Glynis S
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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

This was such a beautiful piece of history. Me and my small family decided to spend the Christmas weekend camping at Goliad State Park and wanted to enjoy a little bit of history Christmas weekend with our family.

Thank Andrea S
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

Very well done displays about the history of the area and the birth of the Republic of Texas. Walk through the historic presidio and imagine the events that happened here - the Goliad Massacre of Fannin and his men. Learn about the battle cry "Remember...More

Thank Texasgirl0915
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jamoore2017
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Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
No it isn't. There are some stairs and no handicap bathroom facilities. You can possibly get to the chapel in a wheel chair. But the state park down the road is accessible.
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