Goliad Chamber of Commerce

Birthplace of Texas Ranching


                                   Mission Espiritu Santo De Zuñiga 




Goliad State Park and Historic Site                  
Park Superintendent: Brenda Justicce              
108 Park Road 6                             
Goliad, Texas 77963                          
(361) 645-3405                             
FAX (361) 645-8538

Tours: There is historical study through guided interpretive tours; tour fees apply.   Museum hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.   Housed in a restored mission chapel, the museum exhibits artifacts found on site. The workshop/ majordomo's office has exhibits of items used during the mission period. A nature trail gives visitors the chance to explore native plants, trees and wildlife of the region.   The Mission is closed on Christmas Day.

For reservations, call (512) 389-8900.   Current conditions including fire bans and water levels can vary from day to day.   For more details, call the park or Park Information at 1-800-792-1112.

Markethouse Museum

Goliad Historical Commission
205 S. Market Street
Goliad, Texas 77963
(361) 645-8767

Mailing:         Box 8 (GCHC)
                    Goliad, Texas 77963

Hours:          Wed. - Sat. 10 AM to 3 PM

The museum features a variety of exhibits on farming, ranching, local occupations (doctors, lawyers, dentists, firemen). Displays of early Texas life include Indian artifacts and tools, some military memorabilia from the Texas Revolution, World War I and II uniforms and artifacts. Local life of the 1900's is represented by displays of fashion, schools, children's toys, photos and furniture. Photo archives and genealogical information available upon request.



                                  Presidio La Bahia
   Director: Scott McMahon
   Box 57  

   U.S. Hwy. 183, 1.5 miles South of Goliad
   Goliad, Texas 77963
(361) 645-3752
Fax: (361) 645-1706

Hours: 9 to 4:45

The museum exhibits artifacts of the Texas History of Presidio La Bahia. Limited genealogical information is available upon request.