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Well worth the visit reading the history on the Historical Plaque. A great town square with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
William M
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What history the tree could tell - if it could talk.

The big grand old tree could tell many tales if it could talk. Justice was swift in the past and... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
Barry and Nicol... G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the visit reading the history on the Historical Plaque. A great town square with excellent shops to browse.

Thank William M
Reviewed July 15, 2018

The big grand old tree could tell many tales if it could talk. Justice was swift in the past and not always fair.

Thank Barry and Nicol... G
Reviewed June 20, 2018

This hanging tree was just a bonus on the court house square and the history that took place there is very moving.

Thank Livnanny
Reviewed June 18, 2018

One of the sites in Goliad is the hanging tree a beautiful tree which was used to mete out "justice" after trials. It is "only" a big old beautiful tree until you realize that it was used to hang many people after they were convicted....More

1  Thank TheaMF
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Well the name sort says it all, but that is a beautiful tree. The courthouse is a classic Texas courthouse, so the day was great.

1  Thank Cody M
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

This is a huge oak tree outside of the courthouse in Goliad. You really can picture the sentences being carried out. I think it’s sad, but a true historical account of the early Texas justice system.

1  Thank Karen G
Reviewed May 7, 2018

The tree is located in the center of town on the grounds of the county courthouse. The tree has quite the history. When convicted, the prisoner was walked outside and hanged from this magnificent live oak tree.

1  Thank Originaldemonseed
Reviewed April 30, 2018

The courthouse square located in the heart of old town Goliad is a great place to visit. Aside from the wonderful architure of the era, the hanging tree is an interesting touch. Would be great if a little more history was provided which would have...More

1  Thank bonaventure
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

A number of trials held here and in the end justice was swift for hundreds of convicted individuals. Definitely worth a stop to see and appreciate our past. Lots of period restored buildings nearby.

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

While we only sampled the Jalapeno Soup because they were out and just got a Deli sandwich the place was clean and the folks were extremely friendly. We will definitely be back. Can't wait to try more of the food!

Thank Steven B
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