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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Location

414 TX-92 Spur  
La Grange, TX 78945 
979-968-5658
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Hours

Open Daily 
 
Grounds: 
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Visitors Center: 
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Tickets

Ages 5 & Under Free  
Adults $4  
Students/Youth, and Seniors $3  
Pets on leash are welcome 
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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

An image of crochet equipment.

Game On: Fun and Play at the Kreische House

Try your hand at a few Victorian games and laughs, including croquet in the Kreische yard.

Graphic for "Spring Break on the Bluff" with an illustration of wool spinning tools

Spring Break on the Bluff - Homespun Homegoods

Hallo, Frühling! Join Kreische Brewery and Monument Hill for a week full of fun activities on the Bluff. In today's program, learn about preparing and dyeing wool and cotton.

Graphic for "Spring Break on the Bluff" with an illustration of a birdhouse

Spring Break on the Bluff - Build your Own Birdhouse

Hallo, Frühling! Join Kreische Brewery and Monument Hill for a week full of fun activities on the Bluff. In today's program, embrace nature and build a little home and feeders for the birds in your backyard.