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Presidio La Bahia

Goliad, TX
+1 361-645-3752
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A very nice museum

This is full of many exhibits and is well worth the time if you have any interest in Texas history... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Corpus Christi, Texas
Texas, oh Texas

What a great and emotional spot to visit. To stand on the spot where hundreds of Texans were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Spanish fort built in 1749 and the site of a famous massacre.
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Goliad, TX
+1 361-645-3752
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is full of many exhibits and is well worth the time if you have any interest in Texas history. You can see it on the right side (east side) of the road when coming into Goliad from the south. Don't forget to visit the...More

Thank beachboywantabe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great and emotional spot to visit. To stand on the spot where hundreds of Texans were massacred was a moving thing. The chaple is beautiful and so spiritual. Totally enjoyed this visit.

Thank baxwrtr69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the major sites of the Texas revolution and site of cold-blooded execution by one nation against another. But no one yelled "Remember Goliad!" And the name of James Fannin is almost forgotten. Having been to the Alamo and its Disneyesque atmosphere,...More

Thank Dillmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have any interest at all in the history of Texas, a visit to the Presidio La Bahia, in Goliad is a must. Also, known to the Texas separatists as Fort Defiance, this is one of the key locations in the Texans fight for...More

Thank retphcs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty much the ONLY thing to do in Goliad ( beside the cute main square, which is also a must-see). Great history - although tragic.

Thank CfromV
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is beautiful and tragic! The chapel is beautiful. The walls are all up. Definitely a must stop on your Golliad tour. Don't forget angel and monuments behind it

1  Thank jmecarp
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I believe this must be the most overlooked treasure in Texas. The whole Presidio was haunting, but especially the chapel where Fannin and the other 400 were held before being execute

Thank Carol F
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The church is beautiful the only regret I had it said to have silence on the sign a tour came in and the peace wasn't there other than that all was great places to sit bring water it can get very hot once out doors

Thank teddie476
Reviewed 21 April 2017

After touring the presidio and hearing the story of the Texas Revolution and the Goliad Massacre told on this sacred ground, I regret that I didn't visit decades ago when I was actually teaching Texas history. The grounds, chapel, and fort are meticulously preserved. For...More

Thank bohemian81
Reviewed 21 April 2017

La Bahia (you'll have to visit to find out why a place a long way from the ocean is called "The Bay") was restored by engaged local citizens who went the extra mile to ensure that what they did was in conformity with the place...More

Thank John H
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is this attraction wheelchair friendly?
3 April 2017|
Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
No it isn't. There are some stairs and no handicap bathroom facilities. You can possibly get to the chapel in a wheel chair. But the state park down the road is accessible.