402 E. Florence St.
Castroville, TX 78009
GPS: N29° 21' 18.3" W98° 52' 28.7"
Landmark Inn tells the story of migration, industry, and preservation in Texas on the banks of the Medina River in the historic town of Castroville, known as "The Little Alsace of Texas." The site is a unique part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Area. Castroville, planned in 1844 as an exurb of San Antonio, is just one day’s wagon ride west (today just 25 minutes by car).
Unleash your inner scientist and experiment with plants like Genevieve Lawler and Mary Ruth Lionberger did in the 1950s. Follow their example and see if seeds or seedlings grow better in the Landmark Inn herb garden. Check out the photo gallery...
Join the Landmark Inn for Storytime at the Inn, a fun web-program for the whole family. This month, Storytime at the Inn is considering the ground beneath Castroville, Texas with a special reading of “Miss Rumphius” by Barbara Cooney.
Join the Landmark Inn online this year to celebrate 19th century music and learn about the many cultures that came together to produce it.
Musicians from Mission Dolores, Fort Lancaster, and Magoffin Home State Historic Sites will perform...
From the Blog
Searching for the perfect gift that supports the Texas Historical Commission’s many programs? We are pleased to share our own holiday gift guide to inspire ideas for fans of Texas history and heritage travel.State Historic Sites Museum Stores
Select museum stores at our state historic sites are now taking orders online for rare Texas history products! We are thrilled to...
Enjoying history together is great family time. When your dad is a historian, though, sometimes you can’t help but be involved in history.
Daniel Grabitske is the 9-year old son of David Grabitske, site manager of our Landmark Inn State Historic Site in Castroville.
Daniel asked if he could lead tours of the site. Every historic site needs volunteers in all kinds of capacities...
It’s always a good time to visit a state historic site, but Texas anglers have a special reason to get hooked on history. Several of the Texas Historical Commission’s state historic sites offer amazing fishing opportunities year-round. State fishing rules apply at all sites.Confederate Reunion Grounds
1738 FM 2705, Mexia, TX 76667
Mexia’s Confederate Reunion Grounds...