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).
Join us for our Annual Kid Fish Event. On February 11, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Kids of all ages have the chance to fish in the river on our site with cane poles, and they get to keep what they catch.
Join us for our webinar discussing the ins and outs of historical research.
Take a step forward into the world of historical research. Learn helpful techniques and tools you can use when starting a research project. Historical Research...
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
1738 FM 2705, Mexia, TX 76667
Mexia’s Confederate Reunion Grounds...
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...