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Monument Hill State Park, La Grange

(4.7/5 based on 75 reviews on the web)
Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites is a historic state park located at 29.888° -96.876°, just off U.S. Route 77, south of La Grange, Texas. The park sits on a sandstone bluff above the Colorado River. Monument Hill is a crypt and memorial to the men who died in the Dawson Massacre and in the Black Bean Episode of the ill-fated Mier Expedition.The Kreische Brewery site commemorates the contribution European immigrants made in Texas, specifically German immigrant, stonemason and brewer Heinrich Kreische, whose house and brewery ruins are in the park. The Kreische Brewery and house were listed in the National Register of Historic Places on April 16, 1975.HistoryOn September 18, 1848, the remains of Texans killed in the Dawson Massacre and the Black Bean Episode (death lottery), which had been retrieved from their original burial sites, were reinterred in a common tomb with a sandstone vault at the location now known as Monument Hill. Over 1,000 people came for the ceremony including U.S. Senator Sam Houston.
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  • The park is the perfect size for a 2-hour visit. We took the 2pm Saturday tour to see the brewery and John Rice led us down and into the room where they stored the beer... Delightfully cool inside! Be...  more »
  • Wow! What an awesome and beautiful place to visit. So much history here at the monument and the brewery. Awesome views over the brewery, the Colorado River and the city of La Grange.  more »
  • Nice park and helpful staff. The monument is very pretty and the brewery is pretty neat, although I wish you could get closer. An interesting way to spend an hour or two and the grounds are very peace...  more »
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  • Nice park and helpful staff. The monument is very pretty and the brewery is pretty neat, although I wish you could get closer. An interesting way to spend an hour or two.
  • Beautiful place. Nice little walk and some great history. Busy on weekends. Take a picnic lunch.
  • Best park in Texas. Check out the view! Excellent staff!
  • This place is beautiful! Great for walks or jogs. Has amazing views better than Drake's album!
  • Great for locals and travelers alike! Trails for walking, great views & wildlife! Great for picnics or a little relaxation! Fantastic light exhibit at Christmas time too!!!