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Fannin Battleground State Historic Site

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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History Explained Clearly

I learned so much about the various battles for Texas independence at this site than I ever... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
William K
Pipe Creek, Texas
Battle of Coleto Creek Site

General Sam Houston ordered Colonel James W. Fannin to evacuate his 400-man force from Goliad and... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2018
David B
Coral Gables, Florida
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Fannin Battleground State Historic Site memorializes the brave soldiers who fought the Battle of Coleto Creek on this site in 1836 during the Texas War for Independence. After surrendering to Mexican forces, Col. Fannin and his men were ordered to...more
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734 Fm 2506, Fannin, TX 77960
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

I learned so much about the various battles for Texas independence at this site than I ever expected. The information is explained plainly and simply inside the first floor of the tiny bandstand on the grounds. Never did I expect so clear (and fast) an...More

1  Thank William K
Reviewed March 2, 2018

General Sam Houston ordered Colonel James W. Fannin to evacuate his 400-man force from Goliad and retreat to Victoria, a town 30 miles to the east behind the natural defense of the Guadalupe River. Fannin was warned to act quickly, but he delayed for days....More

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Reviewed August 20, 2017

The battleground where the battle before the "Goliad Massacre" took place is down the street from the Goliad Mission and Presido La Bahia sites where the Fannin Memorial stands. This site is free. Small memorial in the middle of the field where the "fight" occurred....More

1  Thank Liz S
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Managed to hit San Jacinto, Fannin, Goliad and the Alamo in one day. There is a monument here as well as four or five signs with information as well as a gazebo and another area that was locked up on Sunday. One son has a...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

We were staying at Presidio for the night and decided to drive over. It was well worth the trip. Very organized and very important to Texas history. We were the only people there. It was a nice chance to experience Texas history.

1  Thank 51annieg
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Goliad at the state park visited the missions and drove to see this monument. We are big on Texas history so my husband and 12 yr old enjoyed it. We all did, it's very well kept.

Thank Danitexan
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

We went through Fannin to try a BBQ place and happened on this place. A really nice memorial full of history. Even the history behind creating the memorial was interesting. There was a bit of walking and climbing of stairs to see the view from...More

Thank christophers2005
Reviewed May 2, 2016

A well done small site of important Texas History. Although it is a very small site, the state has done a wonderful job of having a small museum in addition to the main monument. Well worth a stop to see the place of Col Fannin's...More

Thank TravelingBubba
Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

10 acres of park dedicated to the battle of Texas versus Mexico. Small room with more information under the gazebo and plaques at each station. Nothing else nearby so this is a point of interest then back down the road. Worth the visit.

Thank Belinda_Miller
Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

This is the site of the coleto creek surrender to Mexican forces by fannin, just prior to his troops murder at LA Bahia presidio. It is a little run down around the edges, but has a nice exhibit. Once us native Texans are gone, it...More

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