Coastal Plains attractions

Historic Site in Goliad

Presidio La Bahia

Established by the Spanish in 1749 – to deter the French, then sniffing around the northeastern edges of their empire – Presidio La Bahia played a role in six revolutions and wars, and served under nine different fl…
Historic Site in Goliad

Goliad State Park

The centerpiece of this park just south of town is the huge and restored Mission Espiritu Santo. Dating from the 18th century, this was an important site during the Spanish colonial era. Massively rebuilt, you can g…
Historic Building in Victoria

Old Victoria County Courthouse

Fronting the picturesque DeLeon Plaza, the majestic granite and limestone Old Victoria County Courthouse dates from 1892 (replacing a more modest 1849 structure), when such buildings were a source of local civic pri…
Museum in Victoria

Nave Museum

This small Greek Revival temple just outside downtown was constructed as a museum dedicated to Texan artist Royston Nave in 1932. The exhibits, which rotate every few months, run the gamut of styles but pull heavily…
Church in Victoria

St Mary's Catholic Church

The third building used by the local congregation since the colonization of Victoria, the current neo-Gothic structure and the convent building next door date from 1904.
Historic Site in Goliad

Fannin Memorial Monument

After defeating the Mexican army at the Battle of San Jacinto, General Rusk and the Texas army gathered the remains of Fannin and his men to bury them here. The site is marked by a large monument and historical mark…
Historic Site in Goliad

Fannin Battleground State Historic Site

On March 20, 1836, Col James W Fannin fought Spanish forces here at the Battle of Coleto Creek. The men were overwhelmed and surrendered. One week later most were executed at the Presidio La Bahia in nearby Goliad. …