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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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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
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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
131 helpful votes 131 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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8 attraction reviews
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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We happened upon this wonderful park by accident while looking for a place to do a little walking. It was somewhat on our way between San Antonio and Corpus Christi. We found knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, park rangers and staff. The self guided museum was most informative. The grounds have numerous stone walls that have been standing since the early 1800's.... More

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Moore, Oklahoma
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Positives: centuries of history; informative displays; welcoming staff Negative: "off the beaten path" As long-time American history buffs, my wife and I were determined to visit Goliad during a September vacation to the Texas Gulf Coast. Did I say "American history?" Yes, because had Texas not become an independent nation, it's citizens and leaders wouldn't have been able to join... More

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