Laredo attractions

Museum in Laredo

Republic of the Rio Grande Museum

Housed in the 1840 capitol of the short-lived Republic of the Rio Grande, this excellent museum brings that turbulent period to life with displays about the confused political climate of the time and items from ever…
Museum in Laredo

Border Heritage Museum

Operated by the Webb County Heritage Foundation, the Border Heritage Museum may be open with a special exhibition. It’s housed in the restored Villa Antigua, an early 20th-century building that was near collapse bef…
Historic Site in Laredo

San Agustín Plaza

Parts of this downtown plaza, the oldest in Laredo, date from 1767. The streets surrounding it are cobblestoned and lined with ancient oaks where you can escape the sun and often listen to music with locals relaxing…
Historic Site in Laredo

Fort McIntosh Historic Site

Established in 1849 to protect the region from raiding bandits and hostile local tribes, Fort McIntosh remained active through the Mexican Revolution and two World Wars. Fort McIntosh was decommissioned in 1946, and…
Cathedral in Laredo

San Agustín Cathedral

This is the third church that has stood on this site at the plaza's east end. Vaguely Gothic Revival, the church was erected in 1872 and has thick whitewashed walls. The decoration inside and out is simple, and the …
Arts Center in Laredo

Laredo Center for the Arts

Rotating collections featuring work from local artists young and old can be hit or miss, but it's worth stopping in just for a look at the 1884 'El Mercado' building that houses the gallery.