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This monument honors James Fannin and his 340 men who surrendered to Mexican forces after the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pensacola, Florida
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I stumbled upon a sign heading to Goliad that stated Fannin Battle grounds, there is the monument a... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This monument honors James Fannin and his 340 men who surrendered to Mexican forces after the Battle of Coleto Creek only to be summarily executed. The memorial is located on a country road just outside of Goliad and includes a nice little Museum. The day...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

I stumbled upon a sign heading to Goliad that stated Fannin Battle grounds, there is the monument a building that you do not realize until right on it that inside has so much history information and moving stories.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Livnanny
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Interesting history surrounds this man and his soldiers. He surrendered and he and his men were executed. However the battle was significant in the march to independence from Mexico.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Such wonderful Texas history. I never tire of the wonderful stories and the beautiful scenery. A definite place to visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Alycia T
Reviewed 28 March 2018

After visiting the Presido La Bahia in Goliad we felt compelled to further our knowledge of the events that occurred in 1836 by visiting here. Much more of an actual park for locals than a detailed historic rendition but it is the actual battlesite.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank gkeager
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The small memorial that stands in the middle of a battlefield - is the Fannin Battleground Memorial (some have added pictures of that here). The battleground is on down the road. This large memorial that stands in the back field behind the Presidio La Bahia...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank lizsE5903QW
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is the site where Col. James W. Fannin, after holding out against a greater force for two days, surrendered himself and his men to General Jose de Urrea. Fannin and his men were taken prisoner and moved to the Presidio Le Bahia and eventually...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank retphcs
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Great addition to our visit to Goliad. It's a very simple park. Late in March they do reinactments that I bet would be interesting.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank jmecarp
Reviewed 24 March 2017

A well done monument to memorialize those lost in the battles of Coletto Creek and those massacred afterwards. Maintenance of the grounds could be done better, but after coming from La Bahia, it is very somber knowing what these men went through.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank fire26man
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Goliad in general with worth the stop as you can see the monument for Col. Fannin and his men as well as a Mission and Presidio La Bahia. All of these landmarks and a few more are right there together. We spent an hour there...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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