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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
Ranked #21 of 162 Attractions 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
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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334 reviews 334 reviews
31 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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12 helpful votes 12 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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Austin, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Beautiful. Beyond imagination. Some of the most important Texans from many generations are buried here. Texas icons! Plan on spending at least an hour here. Parking is limited to say the least. READ UP ON IT before you visit. The history is so rich. The most famous people are buried in the middle of the cemetery on the top of... More 

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McQueeney, Texas
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

One can't help but get goosebumps when visisting the Texas State Cemetery. Makes one proud to be a Texan and walk amoung other well noted Texans. I was so happy to see Tom Landry's gravesite. If you enjoy visiting cemeteries, please go to this one.

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Austin, Texas
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a beautiful, parklike cemetery with grassy knolls, a stream and tall, shady trees. You can't help but feel Texas pride when strolling through these hallowed grounds. Many very important Texas historical figures are buried here. Barbara Jordan, 3 Legged Willie, Ma and Pa Ferguson, Ann Richards, Jacob De Cordova, James Michener, James Frank Dobie, Fred Gipson, many Texas... More 

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Houston, Texas
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautifully maintained cemetery where many famous people of significance to Texas are buried & honored... from Stephen F. Austin to Tom Landry. Plus Civil War section, similar in appearance to Arlington National Cemetery. Free and excellent displays and video at visitors center; free admission; free audio tour. We wished we'd had more time to spend there. Would definitely go back... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Many famous Texans are buried here. There is a large Civil War plot area. The one northern soldier from Texas who died during the Civil War is buried away from everyone else in a corner by himself. The audio is well worth renting and the people who work there are very knowledgeable and friendly. The grounds are beautiful and well... More 

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