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Texas State Cemetery

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Address: 909 Navasota St., Austin, TX 78702
Phone Number: 512-463-0605
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Some of Texas' most prominent historical figures are buried in this...

Some of Texas' most prominent historical figures are buried in this cemetery.

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A walt through history

The State Cemetery is a peaceful oasis in the middle of a bustling section of Austin. You can see the graves of Stephen F. Austin, Albert Sidney Johnston, Ann Richards, and Coach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walked through the cemetary out of sheer happenstance. It was in the neighborhood we were staying in, and thought we should at least check it out, and we were glad we did. One of the most prominent sites we visited was Chris Kyle's - Navy Seal veteran and sniper. That was so surreal, yet special to give our respect.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The State Cemetery is a peaceful oasis in the middle of a bustling section of Austin. You can see the graves of Stephen F. Austin, Albert Sidney Johnston, Ann Richards, and Coach Darrell K. Royal. One note - the gates are locked at 5pm each day.

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Leeds, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited many cemeteries, mostly in the South East, but never one that was an official state cemetery. It was a really cool mix of military and civilians. If you're a proud native Texan, or just enjoy history or statuary, this place is definitely worth the visit.

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our family trip, when in Austin I wanted to go the Texas State Cemetery to pay my respects to those laid to rest. It is free to the public, the grounds are well kept and beautiful. There are many monuments to war campaigns, civil war soldiers, generals, 6 medal of honor winners and so much more. A must see... More 

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautifully laid out resting place for many of the best-known historical figures either from Texas or who made their home here later. Apparently the grounds had gone into disarray and were recently renovated to appropriate historical status. One of the most recent additions is the burial site of Chris Kyle of "American Sniper" fame.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited family burial site. A walk in this well maintained state cemetery is like a Texas History lesson. Gravesites of Soldiers from the Alamo & Battle of San Jacinto to Governors and even Stephen F Austin, one of the founders of Texas, its pretty fascinating.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove through he state cemetery and stopped to see particular headstones such as Darrell Royal's headstone. It is free to the public. Texans would especially enjoy seeing the cemetery. The drive through only takes about 15 minutes and is close to downtown.

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Alvin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to learn about Texas History and a great place to take high school kids free to enter and multiple things to see.

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Houston, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We visited here and saw many names that we recognized. So many gave their lives for the great State of Texas. It was June so it is pretty warm to be walking around midday but not unbearable. There are lots of shady spots in the cemetery.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Beautifully kept and landscaped. It's fascinating to find the graves of so many famous Texans in one place. A tour with guide adds so much information about its formation, the layout, who is there and why.

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