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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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So much to see and learn

Very helpful and showed us different places around town we could visit. Lot of history. Didn't get to hike along river as it had flooded a few weeks ago

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Seabrook, Texas
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Seabrook, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very helpful and showed us different places around town we could visit. Lot of history. Didn't get to hike along river as it had flooded a few weeks ago

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Madison, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We drove through Goliad and camped at the state park there on the way to Matagorda. We biked around the town and area....and got a few hostile looks from the locals. (Not sure why...we are in our 50s, we were on a tandem and we were not speeding or loud). We camped at the state park. They couldn't help the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Goliad is not exactly on the road to anywhere in particular, so you have to make the effort to come here. We picked a quiet weekday and had the Mission Espiritu Santo virtually to ourselves. The mission is a real gem, with a museum full of historical items and lots of space outside to wander around. Don't forget to visit... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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