Historical Sites in Lake Conroe

San Felipe

Excerpt from Official Website:
The site of the township of San Felipe, known as the "Cradle of the Texas Liberty".

Activities: Activities include picnicking, camping, fishing, hiking, golf, and nature and historical tours.

Flora/Fauna: This forested park is bordered to the north and east by the Brazos River. It provides a natural habitat for deer, squirrels, raccoons, foxes, and opossums. A variety of birds is present year-round. The undeveloped areas of the park permit hiking and river fishing.

San Felipe
PO Box 125
San Felipe, TX 77473-0125
(979) 885-3613
Website

Other Archeological Sites

Caddoan Mounds
Temple and burial mounds of prehistoric Caddo Indians.
RR 2 Box 85C
Alto, TX 75925

Historical Houses and Structures

Space Center Houston

Excerpt from Official Website:

Space Center Houston is a place where people can experience space -- from its dramatic history and exciting present to its compelling future. Space Center Houston is the only place on Earth that gives guests an out-of-this-world journey through human adventures into space.

Space Center Houston's unparalleled exhibits, attractions, special presentations and hands-on activities tell the story of NASA's manned space flight program. SCH is the only place in the world where visitors can see astronauts train for missions, touch a real moon rock, land a shuttle, and take a behind-the-scenes tour of NASA.

At Space Center Houston, guests can understand the past, experience the present, and be a part of the future of the space Program.

Space Center Houston
1601 NASA PARKWAY
Houston, TX 77058
(281) 244-2100
Website

Varner-Hogg Plantation

Excerpt from Official Website:

An ante-bellum sugar plantation house. Martin and Elizabeth Varner joined the Austin Colony in 1822, first settling near Independence in Washington County. After receiving a league of land in Brazoria County in 1824, the Varners moved to the grant on the Brazos River. They farmed and raised livestock; distilled rum in 1829 from sugar cane. In the spring of 1834 the Varners sold their headright to Columbus R. Patton and went on to settle in Wood County where he died in the mid 1840s.

Varner-Hogg Plantation
1702 N 17th St
West Columbia, TX 77486
(979) 345-4656
Website

Washington-on-the-Brazos

Excerpt from Official Website:
This picturesque park is located on the Brazos River, Washington was the site of the 1836 General Convention which would decide the fate of Texas. Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is revered as the site of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. Washington remained a town of some prominence in early Texas until the eve of the Civil War. The park encompasses the site of the historic town (1836). Washington was the first county seat of Washington County in 1836, the capitol of Texas from 1842 to 1845, and the home of the last president of the Republic of Texas, Anson Jones. Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, the seat of Texas Independence, is the center each year for the Texas Independence Day Celebration, under the direction of the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park Association.

Washington-on-the-Brazos
Box 305
Washington, TX 77880
(936) 878-2214
Website

Sam Houston Monument

Excerpt from Official Website:

On March 1, 1917, an article appeared in the Houston Chronicle calling on Texans to come together and raise the money necessary to erect a monument commemorating Texan hero and statesman, General Sam Houston. The Women's City Club raised the funds for this monument and commissioned Enrico Cerrachio as the sculptor. He is shown on horseback leading his men into the battle of San Jacinto, which the monument is positioned to point towards.

Historic Clubhouse at Hermann Park
6201 A Golf Course Drive
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 524-5876
Website

Montgomery, Texas

Excerpt from Official Website:

The City of Montgomery is one of the oldest cities in Texas and many consider it to be the “birthplace of the Texas flag”. Despite its relatively small footprint of one square mile, more than 30,000 people in the surrounding communities consider themselves residents of the historic town of Montgomery.

While growth and development is inevitable, we have a unique ability to shape the future of Montgomery while retaining the charm and history that has made Montgomery the great place it is today. Our hope is that our development of Buffalo Springs, as well as other developments within the city, helps make Montgomery one of the most forward thinking cities in Texas.

Montgomery, Texas
Website

Other Historical Houses and Structures

Casa Navarro
The home of Tejano signer of Texas Declaration of Independence.
228 S Laredo Street
San Antonio, TX 78207

Eisenhower Birthplace
The birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
609 S Lamar Ave
Denison, TX 75021

Fanthorp Inn
A stagecoach inn during the Republic and Early Statehood.
PO Box 296
Anderson, TX 77830

Fulton Mansion
French Empire home of rancher/industrialist George Fulton.
PO Box 1859
Fulton, TX 78358

Goliad
Site of restored Spanish mission, Espiritu Santo de Zuniga.
108 Park Rd 6
Goliad, TX 77963-3206

Kreische Brewery
Ruins of a unique 1870s German brewery.
414 State Loop 92
La Grange, TX 78945-5733

Landmark Inn
An inn and store on the Old San Antonio-El Paso Road.
402 East Florence Street
Castroville, TX 78009

Port Isabel Lighthouse
Mid-19th century beacon for South Texas shipping.
421 East Queen Isabella Blvd
Port Isabel, TX 78578

Sam Bell Maxey House
Home of Confederate General Samuel Bell Maxey.
812 South Church Street
Paris, TX 75460

Starr Family Home
"Maplecroft," home of important early Texas family.
407 West Travis St
Marshall, TX 75670

Sebastopol House
An 1850s Greek Revival house, built of concrete!
704 Zorn Street
Seguin, TX 78155

Battlegrounds

Mission Espiritu Santo

Excerpt from Official Website:

A wonderful opportunity to experience a blending of natural and cultural resources awaits visitors to Goliad State Park. Situated within three ecological zones and located on the San Antonio River, the park offers a variety of flora and fauna blending with tangible remains of Texas history and culture.

Mission Espiritu Santo
108 Park Rd 6
Goliad, TX 77963-3206
(361) 645-3405
Website

San Jacinto Battleground

Excerpt from Official Website:

The San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site holds a significant responsibility to preserve the proud history of the State of Texas and the United States. The famous Battle of San Jacinto that brought TEXAS its independence was fought on this site. Because of the great importance of the Battle to the course of history, the Battleground is of state, national and international significance, a fact that is attested to by the site's National Historic Landmark status.

The primary purpose of the 1,200-acre site is to commemorate the Battle and to preserve the Battleground on which Texian troops under General Sam Houston achieved the independence of Texas by defeating a Mexican Army led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna on April 21, 1836.

San Jacinto Battleground
3523 Battleground Road
LaPorte, TX 77571
Website

Sabine Pass Battleground State Park
PO Box 1066
Sabine Pass, TX 77655

Admiral Nimitz Museum
Honors Chester Nimitz and the Pacific War.
PO Box 777
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Battleship TEXAS
Restored dreadnought, veteran of two World Wars.
3523 Highway 134
LaPorte, TX 77571
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