The monument marks the tomb of the men that died during the Dawson Massacre of September 1842 and the ill-fated Mier expedition of November 1842, which resulted in the March 1843 “black bean” incident. Nearby citizens reinterred their remains here in a common tomb so that they can be honored for their sacrifice. The site is now marked by a 1936 Centennial monument.

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414 TX-92 Spur  
La Grange, TX 78945 
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Open Daily 
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Visitors Center: 
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

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View from Monument Hill

Plan Your Visit

The sites provide daily access to hiking trails, picnic grounds, the Kreische family home, ruins of the brewery, and the visitor center with history exhibits.

Main house on the grounds

Kreische Brewery

Explore the ruins of one of the earliest commercial breweries in Texas.