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Beautiful square and lots of history

This building was completed in 1894 with beautiful trees surrounding the limestone building. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Katy, Texas
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Origin of Cinco de Maya

Birthplace of the hero of Mexico’s war with France in the early 1800s, small building next to... read more

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127 N Courthouse Square, Goliad, TX 77963
+1 361-645-3294
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This building was completed in 1894 with beautiful trees surrounding the limestone building. The courthouse and surrounding square was added to National Register of historic places in 1976. Death by hanging was usually immediate back in the day so literally a big oak tree right...More

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

Birthplace of the hero of Mexico’s war with France in the early 1800s, small building next to Mission Bahia. Instructive displays.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gmharmon
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We love the old squares in America which have old building sin them The Goliad court house is lovely. Park up and walk around. Lots of history all around you.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barry and Nicol... G
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This building was built in the late 19th century. The limestone exterior is from the local quarries. Surrounded by numerous historical plaques, it really explains what was going on at that time.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KarenG98
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Travelling around Texas for the last five weeks we've been struck by the grandeur of many small town courthouses and the variety of architectural styles and this is one of the best. Having just had a week in San Antonio and a walk around the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great piece of retained history. Beautiful building and well worth a stop. The hanging tree is still alive in the yard. WOW.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Goliad is a gem of city. Santa Anna's men killed Fannin's men and the mission La Bahia and the Fannin Burial grounds are just a few miles away. The huge old tree on the courthouse square reminds you of a Texas of 150 years ago...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Glynis S
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We are from out of state and luckily we were here for Goliad Market Day Saturday! (Second Saturday of Every month) It is located on the Courthouse square. The Courthouse is beautiful. They have interesting facts/marker all around the square. The Hangman's tree was interesting...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank susan W
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Attended the 2017 Christmas parade around the square on Friday night 12/1/17. Great small town holiday event. Saturday 12/2/17 noon Santa arrived riding a Longhorn steer. Perfect Texas holiday event. Many arts and craft vendors and food trucks with shopping and eating options. Plan to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Texasgirl0915
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I had been to Goliad in the late 1990s, and was not impressed. I read, however, that it had been restored and the clock tower replaced. The results are pretty impressive. If you like architecture and historical buildings, don't miss this courthouse if you are...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank capitollover
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