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Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site

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1700’s and still standing

Located on the present site in 1749. Secularized in 1794 where Franciscan frías tried to civilize... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Katy, Texas
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Real Texas history

Located deep in the heart of Texas history. One of the first Spanish Missions in Texas is in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Located on the present site in 1749. Secularized in 1794 where Franciscan frías tried to civilize and christianize the Indians of the region. The baptismal font is very colorful. You can feel the humidity inside the church as the pews and walls were wet. Located...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located deep in the heart of Texas history. One of the first Spanish Missions in Texas is in the park, wonderfully restored by the CCC in the 1930s and impeccably maintained by the Texas Parks. Also within a short drive to where James Fannin and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gmharmon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Park in the area near the entrance. Since we don't bike or have a tow vehicle the other camping area was too far away. This area was within walking distance of Mission, picnic area and trails. We walked the nature trail close...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joeyillinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour of Espirtos Santos, takes you back into history. Nice grounds to walk. San Antonio River is a scenic view too.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paul_R77963
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Ok, so...We were there in December, and it was windy and highs were in the 60s, lows in the 40s. We like a kind of compromise between solitude and community, and this park had neither. There are two electric/water campgrounds, and both are pretty exposed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AthensNikita
Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

Nice pull thru camp ground with full hookups. Very clean and reasonably well kept. Quiet aside from some nearby highway noise which died down at night.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank N5011WSjohna
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
1  Thank juanjoseh97
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
1  Thank 57candicem
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
1  Thank lwapo
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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Jan L
December 31, 2017|
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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.