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Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site

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Address: 108 Park Road 6, Goliad, TX 77963-3206
Phone Number: 210 645 3405
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A must visit for Texas history buffs

A treasure trove of Texas history...so much to see! Goliad is a small town with so much to see and do year round.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Goliad, Texas
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Goliad, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A treasure trove of Texas history...so much to see! Goliad is a small town with so much to see and do year round.

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Rockport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The family enjoyed seeing all the history. I remember going on a field trip back when I was in 4th grade...Super long time ago. But now my grandson studied Goliad and was excited to see it for himself. Very educational. Thank you!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Goliad State Park is just across the street from the Presidio and has very nice a mission/church and small museum. It is a very easy add-on to a stop by the Presidio and on some days they have live actors telling stories and demonstrating how life was back then. We have not stayed at the state park, but have stopped... More 

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Harlingen, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of many missions originally established by missionaries from Spain in their quest to convert the native Indian population. It is an interesting part of Texas history. This is one of several worthwhile attractions during a visit to Goliad. Located in the Goliad State Park, there is a nominal admission fee. The weather can be very hot in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Texas history of the Alamo is well known, but the real jewel of Texas history is Goliad. The park and the mission are very rich in that history, and have one of the most awesome rangers ever. His name is Jared and he is very knowledgeable about Texas history and archeology. He was kind enough to spend an extended... More 

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Temple, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit. It cost $3 per adult and kids under 12 free. It was definitely worth it. There was a park ranger on the grounds that was very knowledgeable. There were some hands-on activities that the kids enjoyed. In the chapel you can ring the bell which was cool! In the back of the mission is a... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Home of the largest ranching operation in Texas of the 18th century during the Spanish Colonial Era of Texas. The beautiful Goliad State Park earns an extra star, in our view, because not only for its scenic views of the San Antonio River that flows through these campsites but because it is chockfull history ranging from Spanish Colonial Era up... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Came to this park as it was the only one where I could find an open site at the last minute for a holiday weekend. We are interested in Texas history, but we just hadn't made it here yet. Boy, are we glad we did. Enjoyed the park and the mission located in the park. From the office staff to... More 

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Katy, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

RV parking sites not shaded but most picnic tables are. Mowing of grass daily at 1pm gets irritating. Staff is courteous and kind. The mission is educational and a bit cooler than it is outside. Staff knowledgeable and friendly.

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Los Fresnos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Using artifacts found on site, recreations -especially of buildings and implements, and miniature dioramas, they draw you in to the world of the southwest Catholic mission. Jenny Flynn, park ranger, was especially helpful and friendly as we were getting oriented around the Mission Espiritu Santo, as was her co-worker, Rex, who even got us a flash light so we could... More 

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