Celebrate Texas Independence Day on March 2 by exploring the Texas Independence Trail Region, an area rich in historical sites and sights. To help guide your tour, the Texas Historical Commission recently published the Texas Independence Trail Region brochure, a colorful and informative folder that outlines the route and provides a thumbnail history of each site. The trail stretches along 720 miles within 28 southern and southeastern counties.
Along the way, you can visit such significant sites as the Alamo, Presidio La Bahía, Monument Hill at La Grange, and the San Jacinto Monument; many restored homes and buildings, including those in the Winedale Historical Center and at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park; and more than 50 historical museums. Cities and towns on the trail include San Antonio, Bastrop, Seguin, Gonzales, Chappell Hill, Brenham, Galveston, and Houston.