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Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site

108 Park Rd 6, Goliad, TX 77963
210 645 3405
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Goliad
Type: Ancient Ruins, State Parks
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Texas
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152 reviews 152 reviews
47 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Stopped in Goliad on way back from Corpus Christi. To a College Station Make sure to take in the other fort up the road Great stop ; very informative and super facility; very historical Recommended by a Texan and it was worth the stop It was great, misplaced Canucks

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Fort Worth, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Reliving the fall of Goliad is a two-day event, and you really need to attend both days. However, if that is impossible, Saturday night and Sunday are not to be missed. Saturday is living history day and skirmish day. It is excellent if you have not done a lot of living history. However, if LH is old hat to you,... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We went to this state park because honestly it was the only one that was available on short notice during Thanksgiving week. We were camping with another family, and we decided to reserve the "premium" sites, but when we arrived we were disappointed. The sites were basically just a parking lot, we later learned that the premium meant that there... More

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Austin, Texas
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stopped by on our way to Corpus last week. What a nice state park. The rangers were so nice and helpful. It was a nice stop for us. We did the state park geocache. Then on our way home from Corpus we stopped here again and had a picnic lunch. We also stopped and saw the Fannin memorial. I... More

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Austin, Texas
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108 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My husband and I spent two days/nights in Goliad State Park the first week in April. We stayed in Karankawa Campground with full hook ups. The campground was well maintain and had a nice picnic table, standing grill and fire pit. The campsites were spaced apart nicely. Jacales, the other campground for trailers and motorhomes, is for overflow and is... More

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Nebraska
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stopped at the mission after we visited the presidio since they have related history. Most of the mission is undergoing renovation and I'm sure that the trip will be more worthwhile when they are done. There were some interesting exhibits in the classroom area of the mission that you could view, but we were most interested in the church... More

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Sweetwater, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours at the park. Go on a pretty day so you can walk around and really take in all the interesting history. We found the Mission with all the preserved props very interesting. There are lots of stops with written descriptions to describe what you're seeing. The gift shop is nice and reasonable priced souvenirs... More

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Benton, Arkansas
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15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

My wife and I stayed overnight here in a travel trailer on our way to the Rio Grande Valley. It is very easy to get to the park. The staff was very helpful and friendly and the park and mission are beautiful. The only reason I didn't give the park a 5 is that we were only there one night... More

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Austin, Texas
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13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This was an unplanned side trip on the way back from the coast. The attendants are very friendly and helpful, full of useful information. There are camp sites available and many people had taken advantage of the facilities. The mission itself was under some renovations, but was still open and accessible to the public. We enjoyed the display rooms in... More

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