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.

Events at Monument Hill

Bluebonnets in front of the historic Kreische House porch

All in our Nature: A Day Outdoors

Join us this Earth Day weekend and learn about the rich natural history that exists on the Bluff.

A group of running participants in mid-stride at a starting line

Bluff Spasslauf - 5K Fun Run

Walk or run the route inspired by the historic Bluff Schuetzenverein march from downtown La Grange to Kreische's Bluff. This is part of the Bluff SchuetzenFest festivities.

Cartoon graphic of a man in historic clothing holding a beer with a background photograph of the Kreische Brewery overlook.

Bluff SchuetzenFest

Celebrate the history of the Bluff Schuetzenverein and the legacy of Texas craft brewing with this historic family day and beer garden fundraiser.