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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: +1 210-645-3405
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A beautiful jewel of Texas history!

This state park is very well maintained and the mission is in excellent shape! The park Rangers are very friendly and knowledgeable. Be sure to tour the museum next to the church... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
TechDoug83
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Rosenberg, Texas
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Rosenberg, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This state park is very well maintained and the mission is in excellent shape! The park Rangers are very friendly and knowledgeable. Be sure to tour the museum next to the church building, lots of artifacts and information there.

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Goliad State Park is an historical Texas jewel. Our family with 2nd and 6th grade daughters enjoyed relaxing and learning. Just there for the weekend, we arrived Friday night and left Sunday mid-day. We stayed in a shelter at the state park, adding a tent outside. We had all the amenities that we needed, including a picnic table inside and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

What a beautiful piece of our rich Texas heritage! This is an incredible example of 1700's mexican architecture, beautifully restored. Walking around this compound is like stepping inside a history book. It's so much more impressive to experience it than to just read about it or look at pictures. The exhibits in the museum are excellent and help give you... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

I wanted my two grandsons to visit the Presidio before they move out East, so we spent the morning visiting the Presidio, the Mission, and the monument. The Spanish founded missions, presidios, and villages when they went into an area and Goliad is a wonderful place to see all three (not the original village though), especially the Mission and the... More 

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Austin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Stopped here with the kids on the way to the coast. Lovely buildings and grounds to roam- it's amazing to learn the history behind Texas' early missions. Kids enjoyed the displays. You truly get a sense of Texas long, interesting history. Well worth it!

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Coldspring, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

I hesitated to give this a review at all, but I thought it needed to be said. As of today, August 25th, the park is mostly closed. The San Antonio River is flooding and the day use and camping areas are under water. The mission is still open, as is the Headquarters, but flooded like this, it really would be... More 

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Goliad, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

What a. Great educational program they offer. You don't need to fight big San Antonio crowds but can still get the Texas history experience. Outstanding!

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We visited the Mission and was amazed of the history there. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and I enjoyed her stories. The grounds and the Mission is very well maintained. The chapel was beautifully restored and a must see!

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Leander, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

There is a massive amount of Texas history at Goliad state park. From native American artifacts, to Spanish colonial settlers. The actual state park is small. The RV sites are well maintained. Certain sites provide great privacy. They are all full hookup sites. We enjoyed three nights at this park. It was very hot in July. We are from central... More 

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Santo, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

See the handiwork of strong SUPER-HUMAN frontiersmen living and working in the harshest conditions, feeding themselves off the land, and building rock fortresses with their bare hands. Truly amazing! How would we survive, (if we were dropped off into an 1700s vast wilderness) under these same conditions? I wouldn't know where to begin. We owe these Catholic priests and pioneers... More 

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