The Battle of San Jacinto resulted in Texas’ independence from Mexico in 1836. This 1,200-acre park includes the San Jacinto Monument and the San Jacinto Museum.
Known as "Where Texas Became Texas," it was on this site that on March 1, 1836, Texas delegates met to formally announce Texas' intention to separate from Mexico.
Explore the history of one of the oldest homes in Austin and its transformation from a diplomatic post to a symbol of cultural exchange.
Explore the life of one of early Texas’ most influential leaders in his restored 19th-century home located in the heart of San Antonio.
The Presidio, established in 1749 on this site during the Spanish colonial period, was crucial to the development of Texas.
Discover the life of an affluent family in the late 1800s with stunning views of the Aransas Bay.
Learn more about the THC's preservation programs, grants and other funding, and tourism and economic development assistance.
State historical markers commemorate diverse topics in Texas history, including buildings, military sites, events that changed the course of local and state history, and individuals.
The Texas Historical Commission administers both a state and a federal tax credit program for rehabilitation of historic buildings. Read about the process and how to apply.