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

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

A girl focuses on churning in a historic ice cream maker

Ice Cream Social at the Kreische House

Join sites staff and volunteers for a refreshing cup of ice cream at the Kreische House!

A girl focuses on churning in a historic ice cream maker

Ice Cream Social at the Kreische House

Join sites staff and volunteers for a refreshing cup of ice cream at the Kreische House!

A man in historic dress salutes a wreath in front of the tomb of the Dawson and Mier Men

Monument Hill Remembrance Day

Join us as we salute to the fallen members of the Dawson and Mier Expeditions entombed and remembered at Monument Hill.