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Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site

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Address: 108 Park Rd 6, Goliad, TX 77963
Phone Number: 210 645 3405

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Enjoyable and informative

We enjoyed the Ranger's narrative about this place. He was very knowledgable and down to earth. Wish more people could experience this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Round Rock, Texas
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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the Ranger's narrative about this place. He was very knowledgable and down to earth. Wish more people could experience this place.

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The park seems to be an area for walking or hiking. As on the day of our visit it was bitterly cold, we 'passed' on the walking and just viewed the Mission over the fence. It appears to be a reconstruction, but definetly it should be a part of your visit to Goliad.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great little park along the river. The mission and grounds are very nice. The reconstruction by the CCC is a blessing for us to treasure. The park staff were very nice and gave me a lot of information on the mission and cultures of the past. If you like this activity it is worth the visit.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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59 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

As a history buff, native Texan and retired Marine Corps Infantry Officer, I have visited many museums and sites of this type and have come to appreciate the amount of time and effort it takes to operate historic sites of this type. The Mission and Granary have been very well reconstructed and the surrounding grounds are very well maintained. I... More 

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Houston, TX
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

While on an overnight trip to Goliad, we attended their annual Rio Rio festival with booths ranging from native animals to historical firearms, blacksmithing, stone cutting, etc. The state park site was lovely and the booths were very interesting and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Goliad is a small Texas city with an amazing voice in The Texas Revolution. A weekend here visiting the mission and presidio is relaxing and extremely interesting. Come during Christmas in Goliad for a "holiday" experience or market days the 2nd Saturday. There is much to do and lots to learn.

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Texarkana, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

There’s plenty of history at this state park and it has a nice (rustic) picnic area. The staff is friendly and helpful. The walk on the trail to see the remains of the CCC kiln is an easy walk and worth the time. It only takes about an hour to visit this park so it can be included with other... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I stopped in Goliad for a break during a trip from Houston to San Diego, TX and back on a blistering hot summer afternoon. This park was a welcome respite.

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Crosby TX
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21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed in a screen shelter, which would have been very nice had the window screens not had holes in them. We sprayed bug spray all around the place and stuffed towels and paper in the cracks around the door before bedding down for the night. I did like the fact that the shelter had a picnic table, fluorescent lighting... More 

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Texas
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Much of the museum at the Mission is closed for renovation, so we must return to see it. What we did see was fascinating and the chapel is gorgeous. We were there off-season and had a "private tour" by a park ranger named Jared who was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. A "must" for Texas history buffs. As for the state... More 

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