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Presidio La Bahia, Goliad

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  • It doesn't have the biggest amout of exhibits but it is well worth the admission fee of $4. The church is awesome. You are able to get onto the towers and inside the barracks area.  more »
  • This a great place for those who read about Texas History and it good start before going to the other Historic sites near by. Does not seem like much from looking at the road but if you are Texan this...  more »
  • Nice little museum and historical site. $4.00 admission and it was worth the fee. If you're a Texan this place is a must.  more »
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  • Great place to learn some local history and see an old Spanish fort, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, Texas. I'd highly recommend it as a side trip from the highway if you have time. There's not a lot too it, expect for the outer walls of the presidio and the chapel, which is really nice. But, it would be a fun place for the kids to run around in the inner courtyard and imagine being a soldier from a long time ago.
  • Exceptional restoration of a very important historical site. Great tie in with the church at Goliad. Just down the road from really nice camping at Goliad state park. Worth a visit to study multiple artifacts and history narrative, along with a beautiful fort restored to exact specs from original drawings that are posted as a display. Local docent present showing Flint lock rifle and actual firing off the rifle. Very exciting.
  • Beautifully restored Spanish fort and chapel. Nice museum with interesting artifacts. If you're ever in this out-of-the-way part of Texas, it's well worth seeing.
  • Unbelievable historical site in not only American history, but Mexican history as well. The adjoining church is one of the oldest churches in existence in the United States, having been constructed in 1749.
  • Very interesting piece of Texas history. I prefer going here over the Alamo due to Goliad being more authentic to the original construction and having artifacts actually found on the grounds. Oldest Spanish mission in the US. Oldest colonial fort in the US west of the Mississippi.

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