McGloin Homestead

Tropical Trail Region
13016 FM 70 Sandia, TX 78383 361-547-2546 or 361-882-8691

Across the Nueces River at San Patricio sits the state’s only remaining empresario home. Built in 1855, the McGloin Homestead was the residence of Irishman James McGloin who, along with John McMullen, acquired Texas’ southernmost Mexican land grant in 1828 to settle 200 Irish families. The Corpus Christi Area Heritage Society offers tours of the home, which also serves as a bed-and-breakfast.

McGloin Homestead

13016 FM 70 Sandia, TX 78383


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Tours by appointment only.