402 E. Florence St.
Castroville, TX 78009
GPS: N29° 21' 18.3" W98° 52' 28.7"
Landmark Inn tells the story of Alsatian settlement and early commerce in Texas on the banks of the Medina River in the historic town of Castroville. The site is a unique part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Area. Landmark Inn State Historic Site preserves the migration, commercial, and industrial history of Castroville, planned in 1844 as an exurb of San Antonio, just one day’s wagon ride west (today just 25 minutes by car).
Visitors will work in the kitchen garden of Landmark Inn and learn about caring for crops grown in raised beds..
Visitors should wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring sunscreen, gloves, sun hat, and water bottle. Class will be...
On Friday, November 8, 2019, Landmark Inn State Historic Site presents Pioneer Days School Field Trip Day. Students will learn stories from the past at exciting exhibits that all ages will love including surveying, spinning, open fire cooking,...
On Saturday, November 9, 2019, Landmark Inn State Historic Site presents Pioneer Days. Visitors will learn stories from the past at exciting exhibits that the whole family will love including surveying, spinning, open fire cooking, mules and...
From the Blog
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
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By Brandon Aniol, Landmark Inn State Historic Site Educator
Pumpkin pie is perhaps the best pie you’ve never actually made. With Christmas rapidly approaching, Landmark Inn State Historic Site in Castroville has the solution for you. Through May 2017, Landmark Inn’s open-hearth historic cooking classes will explore how common dishes were prepared over an open-hearth fire 150 years...