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Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site

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Beautiful park with old mission. We camped in the screened shelters. It was hot and we had to... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Houston, Texas
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As my husband said :it is a hidden jewel We only spent a short time at the park but will revisit... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Harlingen, Texas
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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park with old mission. We camped in the screened shelters. It was hot and we had to listen to some unwelcome road noise, but we had a great time and loved exploring the mission. Cool spot.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

As my husband said :it is a hidden jewel We only spent a short time at the park but will revisit and plan on spending all day when it is cooler We had fun with the chain mail and helmet Beautiful chapel Lots of history...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

The chapel grounds and museum (look for it, door is in the corner) is a must stop if your traveling in this area. Talk to the Rangers and learn more of what this area meant to early Texas history. There were deer running around the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

This park is situated on Hwy 183, just before the bridge over the San Antonio River. There is an entrance fee. We purchased a Texas State Park Annual Pass so I am uncertain of the regular admission price. There is a restored mission on site,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit and even better to see Texas history in person. Folks at each place very knowledgeable of surroundings and.what took place all those years ago. Lots to see and read. Enjoyed every minute and the kids did as well. ( learned about...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GranCate
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Great historical place to visit. Lots of early Texas history. Beautiful architecture and scenery. Definately worth stopping on our way to Houston. Church is beautiful and peaceful. Glad it was opened so we could go inside.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Victor A
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We have spent our three days here in the RV part of the park for Memorial Day. The Mission is right here and certainly worth the visit. I never realized the significance of this area to Texas independence. History buffs will love it! The RV...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Having recently been to all four missions in San Antonio (five if you count the Alamo!) perhaps I'm just missioned out. Yes, it was a nice tidy site and had a useful little museum if you know nothing about the way these missions operated and,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed March 28, 2018

The sites here are breathtakingly beautiful, and the atmosphere is amazing. I felt honored to be in this place, and it made me understand Texas history better. I'm proud to be a Texan! Everyone should visit this place.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Victoria S
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

Friends wanted to show me this mission. I have seen many Missions in Texas, New Mexico, Mexico. Was a definite “ruins” with some restoration. Did not feel the signage was very good.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Response from douglasl441 | Reviewed this property |
Pets are not allowed on the mission grounds of the park, the walled area around the mission building. The are welcome on a leash in the rest of the park. I do not remember if they are allowed in the fort compound.