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Gonzales Memorial Museum, Gonzales

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#136 of 308 in Museums in Texas
The Gonzales Memorial Museum is one of the nine memorial museums built to celebrate the 1936-1937 Centennial of Texas Independence, and it is the only one in operation funded locally.
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  • This is a small museum but had nice historical pieces to see. The show stopper is the Cannon! Come & Take It! The gentleman working was great at answering questions. Worth a stop. FREE  more »
  • This Museum gives you the history of the Texas Revolution and has the original Cannon which fired the first shot of the Texas Revolution. And the other side has all kinds of interesting artifacts from...  more »
  • This was a welcomed stop and visit on our trip to Palmetto State Park - very interesting info on Texas Independence history - and it was free!!! Highly recommended!  more »
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  • This museum is definitely worth a stop, especially if you are interested in Texas history. The crown jewel of the museum is the come and take it cannon. The story behind how it was found was quite interesting, so be sure to ask. The museum also features local history of the county. They also have a penny squisher if you collect those. A great place to spend an hour.
  • This is a really nice free museum. Its claim to fame is the come and get it cannon. The gentleman in charge of the museum told is a very interesting story about how it was found, after being lost for many years. This is definitely worth a stop if you love Texas history and are in the area.
  • Great piece of History. A lot of wonderful historical items. Great stories and photos. Inside they have a few large rooms with lots of artifacts and items. Everything has great descriptions. A lot of personal items from local residents and a lot of items from the wars. There are restrooms available inside and it is air-conditioned. Nice memorials outside also. Yes, the real Gonzales cannon is inside the building. They allow you to take photos, there is a sign-in book, and small gift shop. If you visit here also check out the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce in the old County Jail building right down the street. Another great place with great artifacts and you can actually tour the old jail. A great place to bring kids to look at a piece of history that isn't always listed in the history books.
  • This place was under construction during our visit, however the gentlemen was super nice and very informative. He patiently showed us around and explained the historical value (which my husband and children loved!). It was very hot, and the entire visit took about 30-45 minutes. I believe the outdoor auditorium was also under construction so there were no presentations. The fountain in the front didn't have any water in it, I'm pretty confident the Texas heat sucked it dry though. I would definitely visit during the Texas Revolution Trail with my family again.
  • Nice little museum. Have the "Come and,Take It!" cannon that started Texas revolution!

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