Treat Mom to Texas History and Heritage - On Us!

Treat Mom to Texas History and Heritage - On Us!

In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) and Mother’s Day, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) is happy to announce that THC State Historic Sites will be providing FREE admission to Mothers at select sites over Mother’s Day weekend (May 8 and May 9). 

Who: Select THC State Historic Sites 

What: Free admission to all Mothers on Mother’s Day 

When: May 8-9 

Where: Offering free admission to all moms on Saturday, May 8 at sites closed on Sunday: 

Eisenhower Birthplace, Denison
Fort Lancaster, Sheffield
French Legation, Austin
Sam Rayburn House, Bonham
Starr Family Home, Marshall

Offering free admission to all moms on Sunday, May 9 at sites regularly open: 

Acton, Acton
Barrington Plantation, Washington 
Caddo Mounds, Alto
Confederate Reunion Grounds, Mexia
Fannin Battleground, Fannin
Fanthorp Inn, Anderson
Fort Griffin, Albany
Fort McKavett, Fort McKavett
Fulton Mansion, Rockport
Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill, La Grange
Landmark Inn, Castroville
Magoffin Home, El Paso 
Sabine Pass Battleground, Port Arthur
Sam Bell Maxey House. Paris
San Felipe de Austin, San Felipe
Star of the Republic Museum. Washington
Varner-Hogg Plantation, West Columbia
Washington-on-the-Brazos, Washington

To view THC Safety Protocol and Guidelines for safe in-person events, you can visit our THC Public Health Update page.  

Celebrated annually the first full week in May, NTTW was created by Congress in 1983 to elevate the economic power of travel in the U.S. The 38th annual NTTW (May 2-8) arrives at an opportune moment to recognize the importance to the U.S. economy of initiating a post-pandemic travel recovery. 

National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community. It’s a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being.