Plan your trip to Texas
There are plenty of can’t miss historical sites across the state of Texas which makes planning your getaway a bit difficult; you may run out of time before you’ve seen all of the great landmarks. The Alamo was the site of one of the most notorious battles in 1836 when 150 Texans were killed trying to defend the stronghold. Head to the state capitol in Austin, a building that was completed in 1888 and designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. For a unique historical option, head to the Point Isabel Lighthouse. Point Isabel is one of the state’s oldest towns and gives tourists glimpse into the maritime history of the state. Plan your own historical adventure in Texas.
Featured Historical Resorts and Lodges in Texas
Texas's history starts about 500 million years ago – leaving incredible geologic formations and fossils remain from the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Eras. For centuries, the flat rock bottom of the Rio Grande at Lajitas has been used as a river crossing by ancient Indians and early settlers. In the 1890's, silver was found in nearby northern...
Settlers Crossing has seven historic cottages, spread out over 35 park-like acres in Texas Hill Country. You'll discover each cottage has a great story behind it! Located just minutes from downtown Fredericksburg, Texas, the guestrooms include beautiful 18th and 19th century country antiques.
Founded in 1926 by Tom Neal and his wife Vida Thrift Neal, Neal's Lodges was built for families by families. In fact, Tom built many of the cabins and furniture while Vida served as the chef and shopkeeper. Today, the same family values serve as the pillars of the resort!
To get a further sense of history of the surrounding Texas Hill Country, consider venturing out to San Antonio’s historic Riverwalk and the world-famous Alamo, Sea World and Fiesta Texas Theme Park -- all are about an hour away. For more options nearby, there are caverns and great shopping in charming, historic towns like Fredericksburg and New...
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