Monuments in Texas

Monuments in Texas
Texas offers visitors a number of historical landmarks and monuments commemorating the state's rich past. A variety of military monuments are complemented by various missions and historic structures. These monuments serve to protect and honor Texas heritage. Visitors will find many monuments within convenient access to shopping, dining and lodging.

Alamo Monument

The Alamo Monument, arguably Texas's most historically significant site, is a remembrance of those who fought in its great battle. Located In San Antonio, the Alamo monument is the most visited monument throughout the state. Visitors will find a well-preserved mission, museum and Cenotaph monument, sculpted by Pompeo Coppini. The Alamo grounds include a large courtyard, garden and fountain. Tour guides provide explanations of weaponry, artifacts and dioramas of the battle. San Antonio provides a variety of comfortable lodging options from which to base site-seeing activities.

The Alamo
300 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-225-1391
thealamo.org

San Jacinto Monument

The San Jacinto Monument, located in Houston, marks the site where Texas won its independence from Mexico in 1836. The 570-foot monument is the world's tallest monument tower, and remains situated in front of an equally expansive reflection pond. The popular monument wears the Texas Lone Star at its highest point. The Battleship Texas and Houston Cannel are located adjacent to this historical site. Visitors will find a variety of comfortable lodging and entertainment options located just minutes from San Jacinto, in downtown Houston.

San Jacinto Monument‎
510 Bering Dr.
Houston, TX 77057
713-974-8836
sanjacinto-museum.org

Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery

Located in La Grange, Texas, Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery, serve as two historic landmarks in one. Visitors can view the remnants of Texas's first brewery and pay respects to fallen soldiers at Monument Hill. The military monument is a tribute to the 52 lives taken during battles between Texas and Mexico in the early 1800s. Scheduled tours of the brewery are available during the weekend. Visitors can enjoy picnicking in the well-shaded park, and dining in downtown La Grange, located within a mile of the site.

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery
414 State Loop 92
La Grange, TX
979-968-5658

Article Written By James Robles

James Robles began his writing profession in 2003, using his college newspaper as a springboard for his journalistic passions. In 2009, Robles became an editor for "Blood Knot" magazine. His articles are published in "The Courtside Post", "Destination Guides" and the "Examiner." He holds a B.A. in arts and sciences from the University of Colorado.

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