Reservations for members and non-members must be made by March 15, 2023
Cost free for members of the PTGAH Cost $30.00 for non-members $30.00 Payment for non-members must be received by March 15, 2023
Tour Summary Tour led by our own Professional Tour Guide Association Texas History experts and professional tour guides.
Goliad State Park Mission Espíritu Santo Step back in time through the whitewashed walls of Mission Espiritu Santo that tower over the park. Workers with the Civilian Conservation Corps restored this Spanish colonial-era mission in the 1930’s. We will tour the colorful chapel and exhibits and learn about the mission’s ranching heritage.
Presidio La Bahia Fannin’s Last Command The Presidio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahía is a National Historic Landmark located one mile south of Goliad State Historical Park. The fort and mission are operated by the Catholic Diocese of Victoria. It is a beautiful restored active church and grounds.
Goliad Cenotaph Visit the final resting place of Colonel Fannin and his men. This Cenotaph (a monument to fallen soldiers buried in a mass grave) is one of three in Texas. Learn about the Goliad Massacre when, on Palm Sunday, March 27, 1836, after being held captive for one week, Colonel Fannin’s men were told to gather their things. They thought that they were going to the Port of Copano and then to New Orleans. They were happy and singing. They knew that Colonel Fannin had returned from the Port of Copano the previous day. What they didn’t know was that at 7:00 p.m. the previous evening, Colonel Portilla had received word directly from General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to execute the men. Hear the rest of the story on-site.