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). 

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402 Florence St.
Castroville, TX 78009
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Open Daily
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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Adult $5
Senior/Veteran/Teacher/First Responder $3
Child (6-17) $2
Child (5 and under) Free
Family (2 adults & 1 child) $8, each additional child $1

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Public Tours  
Living History Programs  
Special Events  
School Programs 

Visitors in the exhibit hall at Landmark Inn

Plan Your Visit

Landmark Inn State Historic Site is a five-acre site under towering trees along the peaceful Medina River.

Reenactor talking to children during a living history event

Landmark Inn History

Water, shade, and wildlife around the Medina River ford supported American Indians, Tejanos, and immigrants from Alsace, Europe, Mexico, and the United States.

Guest room at Landmark Inn

Overnight Accommodations

Landmark Inn offers eight rooms and four different suite combinations for overnight accommodation, plus facility rental spaces for private events. 

Landmark Inn in the Blog

German Historical Sites in the Hill Country Region

German immigrants initially sought sanctuary in Texas from political and religious persecution. Many settled in the Hill Country, where the climate paralleled their native country. German Texans influenced life in the Lone Star State—they brought classical and opera music, breweries, biergartens, and their language. The German legacy continues to influence modern-day Texas.