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Texas State Cemetery

Address: 909 Navasota St., Austin, TX 78702 (East Austin)
Phone Number: 512-463-0605
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Small-Group Tour of Austin and Texas Hill Country
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Ranked #38 of 400 things to do in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Some of Texas' most prominent historical figures are buried in this...
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Some of Texas' most prominent historical figures are buried in this cemetery.
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Harker Heights, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Consider the Arlington of Texas. Texas State Cemetery is located east of downtown Austin, approximately 9 hectares of land designated as historical site. Many prominent Texans are buried who one or another made a great impact in the history of the State. A great majority of them are politicians, Medal of Honor recipient, union soldier, confederate soldiers, authors and recently... More 

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Locust Grove, VA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This cemetery, on the east side of Austin, is a beautifully maintained urban site that contains a Confederate section and gravestones and/or markers for famous and distinguished Texans or individuals who have had an important impact on Texas. There are also some very nice tributes to members of our armed forces in the various wars in which the U.S. has... More 

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Vidor, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What an amazing, beautiful slice of Texas history! See the final resting places of Stephen F. Austin, John Connolly, Chris Kyle, Ma and Pa Ferguson, and so many other Texas governors, senators, and dignitaries. If you loved Longhorn football, you can see Darrell Royal's marker. There are some truly fabulous monuments here, memorials to certain military branches, and so much... More 

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Oberlin, Ohio, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Really pretty grounds and lots of historic tombs most of which I was unfamiliar with since, of course, they were all Texans. Still, lots of history to be learned from reading from the tombstones. My only complaint is that the grounds close at 5 pm which seems quite early.

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Houston
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Of the numerous times my hubby and I have visited Austin, we had never passed the Texas State Cemetery just east of downtown. We decided to loop back to the cemetery after our errand was finished and found an absolutely fascinating and beautiful place. The rolling elevations and water features make it very interesting, and I'm sure when the roses,... More 

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Italy
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335 reviews 335 reviews
32 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Texas State Cemetery is the final resting place of countless soldiers, politicians, a famous Texans of note. The grounds of the east side cemetery are very well kept and walking around the property brings a sense of solitude. There are even cenotaphs for some famous Texans like Tom Landry and heroes like Chris Kyle (American Sniper). Mostly, it's an... More 

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New York City, New York
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152 reviews 152 reviews
108 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Texas State Cematary is a beautiful Cematary located east of downtown Austin just a 10 minute bus ride away. Free tours are available as well as self guided audio tours.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Lived here for four years and pass the cemetery often. Rented some Austin Bcycles with son and took a little tour. This cemetery may be one of the most beautiful and historic I have ever visited. Too bad we arrived just shortly before they were closing the gates...so going back to finish the tour.

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Denton, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Amazing number of famous people buried here. Grounds are immaculate; beautiful setting. Get a map to help you find all the famous final resting places. It is well worth your time if you like history.

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Austin, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It's Texas history, so if you're a real buff, enjoy. For the rest of us - find something more interesting to do.

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