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“Repeat visitor. Always a pleasure”
Review of Presidio La Bahia

Presidio La Bahia
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Goliad
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Owner description: Spanish fort built in 1749 and the site of a famous massacre.
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Visited the presidio many years ago while in college. Returned again in July 2012 with family. I love this place and knowing about all the history that occurred here and the tragic ending to Fannin's men (buried in the historical site behind the Presidio). Nice little movie presentation in the visitor center along with many historial artifacts on display. The chapel very peaceful. The site is not crowded at all, so it allows one to walk around the property and quietly contemplate all the history.

The presidio is owned by the Catholic diocese and mass is said each Sunday at 5:00.

Reasonalble admission: $4.00 for adults, $1 for children 12 and an under.

Since this place is out in the countryside, it has the feel of perhaps what it might have been like many years ago. Equal in importance to the Alamo in Texas history, though not always as appreciated.

Be sure to check out their website and find out when they do live reenactments. We did not visit at this time, but it looks like something interesting to see if you are passing by when they do a presentation.

1  Thank BillfromTexas
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

I was very impressed by how much this rebuilt fort looks like the original (from the old maps). It is perched on a hill to reveal a great view to the west. We walked up the ramps on the corners to get that feel of being one of the guards. The museum area reveals some unearthed china, weapons, etc., and I liked the layout of the armies positions of the Battle of Coleto Creek before Fannin's surrender.

Thank BeBe_Bon
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

If you like history then this place is worth the drive. Very well maintained and beautiful.

Thank Hoelschercc
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

We visited just when the wildflowers were starting to bloom, it was a truely beautiful drive to the Presidio La Bahia. The story is so moving and the grounds are beautiful. If you are in this area, you really should visit this interesting part of Texas history.

Thank CarolinaTravelerGal
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

Great place to see real Texas history. The battle was bigger than the Alamo. Well kept and worth the $3.50 senior rate. If you like history and old forts don't miss it.

Thank Bob0409
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