History and Social Studies

Featured Historic Places/Sites

Casa Navarro State Historic Site

Explore the stories of Texas hero José Antonio Navarro, a key advocate for Tejano rights in early Texas, at his newly restored 1850s adobe and limestone homestead. 228 South Laredo St., San Antonio, TX 78207. Bexar County. Tel: 210-226-4801. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

419 East Broadway, Fritch, TX 79036. 806-857-3151. Hike through the historic quarries built 1,000 years ago. Free.

Caddoan Indian Mounds

1649 State Hwy. 21 West, Alto, TX 75925. 936-858-3218. A historic site that focuses on the periods from 800 to 1300 AD, the mounds is a cultural and economic center. Fee.

Chestnut Square Historic Village

315 South Chestnut St., McKinney, TX 75069. 972-562-8790. Learn about the 19th and 20th centuries with 6 historic homes, schools, and chapels. Fee/Suggested Donation.

Davis Mountains State Park

P.O. Box 1707, Fort Davis, TX 79734. 432-426-3337. A 12 mile hiking trail to Fort Davis National Historic Site with scenic views. Fee.

Farmers Branch Historical Park

2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75234. 27 acres of historical land with educational programs and tours. Free/Suggested Donation.

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark

630 S. Oakes, San Angelo, Texas 76903. 325-481-2646. Take a tour of the historic fort with exhibits and living history reenactments. Fee.

Fort Davis National Historic Site

North edge of Fort Davis on Highway 17-118, P.O. Box 1456, Fort Davis, TX 79734. Facilities include: museum, indoor & outdoor exhibits, soldier reenactments, nature trails with hikes, and a ranger home. Fee.

Fulton Mansion State Historical Park

317 Fulton Beach Rd., Rockport, TX 78382. 361-729-0386. Take a guided tour inside the mansion of the middle class Victorian Fulton family. Fee.

George Ranch Historical Park

10215 FM 762 Road, Richmond, TX 77469. 281-343-0218. Explore Texas history from the 18th and 19th centuries with tours of farms, mansions, and homes. Fee.

Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village / Baylor University

1300 S. University Parks, Waco, TX 76706. 254-710-1110. Visit the 19th century village featuring 9 historic buildings of the past. Fee.

San Antonio Missions

The National Park Service offers many educational opportunities for students and scouts to experience the natural and cultural history of the San Antonio Missions. 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214. Tel: 210-932-1001. Cost: Free.

San Jancinto Battleground and Battleship Texas State Historic Sites

3523 Independence Parkway South, LaPorte, TX 77571. 281-479-2431. Features 1,200 acres of historic landmarks with the battleground, Monument and Museum of history, and monument observation floor. Free.

Seminole Canyon State Historical Park

U.S. Hwy. 90, Comstock, TX 78837. 432-292-4464. Explore North America's oldest cave and Native American pictographs. Other activities include hiking, mountain biking, and camping. Fee.

Spanish Governor's Palace

105 Military Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205. 210-224-0601. Tour the Spanish colonial architecture 18th century palace of Captain of the Presidio. Fee.

Texas Capitol Visitors Center

112 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78711. 512-305-8400. Tour the medieval house and one of the oldest office buildings in Texas. Free.

W.H. Stark House

610 West Main Avenue, Orange, TX 77630. 409-883-0871. Visit the 1894 Victorian home of William Henry and Miriam Lutcher Stark with 15 rooms of a collection of relic objects. Fee.