In the saga of Texas history, no era is more distinctive or accented by epic events than Texas’ struggle for independence and its years as a sovereign republic. During the early 1800s, Spain enacted policies to fend off the encroachment of European rivals into its New World territories west of Louisiana.
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, this statewide guide highlights historic destinations that tell the real stories of Texas. From beautifully restored courthouses to historic frontier forts, use this guide as a starting point for your next adventure and immerse yourself in the captivating story of Texas.