THC Public Health Update

Anyone traveling to a THC state historic site should continue to follow Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) public health recommendations and take steps to avoid the spread and exposure of the COVID 19 virus to protect visitors, agency staff, and volunteers.  

Prevent the spread of COVID 19 at state historic sites

THC state historic sites are open to the public and working to create a safe and enjoyable environment for all visitors and staff. Select state historic sites have reopened to full capacity, with some closed due to construction and other improvement projects. If you’ve been vaccinated, please follow CDC guidelines to protect yourself and your fellow visitors. Please check our historic sites page before you visit for the latest information. The following steps are strongly encouraged:

  • Mask usage in all buildings 
  • Social distance of six feet or more
  • Limiting groups to 10 household members is strongly encouraged
  • Avoid commonly touched surfaces
  • Wash hands or use sanitizer


Planning ahead 

  • What should I do to stay safe when I visit? You will be sharing some spaces with other visitors, including restrooms and trails. Follow CDC guidelines for keeping you, your family, and other site visitors healthy. Face coverings are strongly recommended when entering buildings to protect staff and other visitors.
  • How often do you clean the sites? We clean and disinfect restrooms frequently. We also wipe down hard surfaces and other commonly touched items in both public and staff areas with a disinfectant. We will try to provide hand soap or hand sanitizers in all restrooms. It is recommended to bring hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.


  • How do I make a reservation? Select sites recommend making advanced reservations for tours over the phone. If you are interested in making a reservation to visit one of our historic sites, please contact the site directly.
  • What if I want to cancel my reservation? If you need to cancel your reservation to tour our state historic sites, please contact the site directly. 

Texas History at Home

We continue to provide free online instructive resources about Texas history, preservation, and heritage tourism.

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