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Get on the road and explore Texas’ rich heritage with the Texas Heritage Trails' travel guides and mobile tours!
Click the images below to download the guides or access the mobile tours. Some of our guides are available in print and can be mailed directly to you at no charge—please submit an order form to receive a guide in print.
STATEWIDE TRAVEL GUIDE
Experience the vastness and wonder of the Lone Star State with the Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Heritage Travel Guide. Encompassing all 10 Texas Heritage Trail Regions, the guide highlights historic destinations that tell the real stories of Texas. From beautifully restored courthouses to historic frontier forts, use this guide and map as a starting point for your next adventure and immerse yourself in the captivating story of Texas.
TEXAS STATE HISTORIC SITES GUIDE
The Texas State Historic Sites guide features more than 30 Texas Historical Commission destinations across the state. These unique places honor the past and inspire an understanding of what it means to be a Texan. From western forts and simple homesteads to Victorian mansions and pivotal battlegrounds, use this guide as a starting point for your next adventure.
Explore the real places and real stories of Texas through the Texas Time Travel mobile tours, featuring a rich blend of images, videos, first-person interviews, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas. Click here to learn more about all of the mobile app's tours and features. Go to texastimetravel.oncell.com to view the full app on the web.
The following tours are currently available. Click on any of the below icons to view a web-app version of the mobile tours.
THEMATIC TRAVEL GUIDES
From the pivotal role that Texas played in attaining victory in World War I and World War II to the hardships and triumphs of African Americans, explore the real stories of Texas through the following theme-based travel guides.
TRAIL REGION TRAVEL GUIDES
Each covering a unique region of Texas, the 10 Texas Heritage Trail Region travel guides provide insightful visitor information to help you get out and explore the state’s historic and cultural wonders.
[ Texas Independence Trail: Deadly Battles, Heroic Deeds, and a History Shaped by a Desire for Freedom (PDF) ]