Kreische Brewery State Historic Site

414 State Loop 92
La Grange, TX 78945-5733



In 1849, German immigrant Heinrich Ludwig Kreische purchased 172 acres of land including the Dawson/Mier tomb, now known as Monument Hill. Master stonemason Kreische built a three-story house for his family. In the 1860s, he utilized the spring water from the ravine below his house and started one of the first commercial breweries in Texas. Walk the ruins of this once bustling brewery and envision how Fayette County citizens would come and enjoy a pint of Kreische’s Bluff Beer while looking out towards the beautiful Texas landscape. The Kreische Brewery and home are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Upcoming Events

October 14

Archeology Day at Kreische Brewery

Join us for a day of exploring the past! Learn more about the work that archeologists do by exploring the history and artifacts of Kreische Brewery, a site excavated by Parks and Wildlife in the late 1970s. The day includes hands-on family-...

October 27

Spooky Stories & Bonfire Night on the Bluff

Join us this Friday as we light a fire on the Bluff and recount historical spooky stories of Texas and Fayette County! Enjoy local legends and frightening tales around the bonfire and set yourself in the mood for Halloween.

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December 8

Trail of Lights at Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill

Join Kreische Brewery and Monument Hill this holiday season as the grounds transform for our annual holiday lights event. Walk along our historic trail to themed displays such as Candy Lane, Holiday in the Dog Park, O Tannenbaum musical display,...

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