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Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site

414 State Loop 92, La Grange, TX 78945-5733
+1 979-968-5658
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Unique attraction!

Beautiful and interesting place to stop. We picnicked here and then did the walking trail. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicole E
In for Texas History

Monument Hill is a place for Texas history buffs. German history along with Texas incursions with... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Tim L
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Crane, Texas
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“texas history” (17 reviews)
“colorado river” (18 reviews)
“black beans” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
414 State Loop 92, La Grange, TX 78945-5733
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+1 979-968-5658
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and interesting place to stop. We picnicked here and then did the walking trail. The views are incredible. Totally worth the stop, and it’s free!

Thank Nicole E
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Monument Hill is a place for Texas history buffs. German history along with Texas incursions with the Spaniard Santa Anna. This is one of the few Texas State Parks that operate on donations alone. Free to all but put your donation dollars to good use.

Thank Tim L
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Monument Hill has been our favorite place to picnic in the spring. The grounds are kept up very nicely. There is also a very moving monument there where the bodies of the men that fought for Texas from this area are interred. At Christmas they...More

Thank Debbie D
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I discovered this park on a whim back in 2000 when I needed a break from Houston's flat terrain but only had a Saturday to spare and wanted to be back in Downtown Houston by late afternoon. I got on the TPWD website, and this...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

If you’re a fan of Texas history you must visit this place. Well done state park. Small but well worth the visit.

Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Located on a bluff overlooking city of LaGrange, Tx, you get two totally different pieces of Texas history. The memorial to the members of the Meir and the Dawson Expeditions is a very special place for Texans, their remains were reinterred here. Dawson members were...More

Thank D&H Travels
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

You can no longer just drive up to the memorial. There is a concrete sidewalk up to it and a restroom/picnic area. To see the old brewery, you walk down a path that is paved in some areas, and rocks in others. Many places to...More

Thank AdventuresWithLiz
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We visited on a whim and are so glad we did. The Monument Hill memorializes the victims of Dawson's Massacre and the Black Bean Incident; the bodies were re-interred on this site on top of a bluff with a beautiful view of the Colorado River....More

Thank pusdoc
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Admission is free, but they do ask for a donation. Monument Hill is a great tribute to the fallen Texans who lost their lives in two battles with Mexico. The view from the path of the town of La Grange is amazing. The walk to...More

2  Thank txerica
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

This site, operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife, has two historic sites-Monument Hill where the men from the Dawson and Mier Expeditions are buried and Kreische Brewery, one of the first commercial breweries built in Texas in the 1860s. Admission to the site is free....More

1  Thank Joan W
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Nancy S
6 February 2018|
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Response from Debbie D | Reviewed this property |
Some areas have stairs. There is still a lot to see though.
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Gina M
13 July 2017|
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Response from Wayne N | Reviewed this property |
You can check with the onsite park ranger to get special permission to camp over night, but they don't have regular campsites. Children love the area with lots of neat trails and scenery. There is an onsite facilty with rest... More
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Katie H
15 September 2015|
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Response from Wayne N | Reviewed this property |
You can take it in your pocket. Should be no problem.
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