Roads to Freedom: Texas Independence Trail
Most people know of the Alamo’s role in Texas independence, but several other revolutionary sites sit between San Antonio and Houston on the Texas Independence Trail. Presidio la Bahía, a National Historic Landmark, is considered the best-preserved example of a Spanish fort in the U.S. The execution of 342 men there on March 27, 1836, became known as the Goliad Massacre. Other prominent locales include Gonzales, home of the “Come and Take It” cannon, and Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. The sites have living history events and celebrations this year as part of the 175-year anniversary of Texas independence.