The owner of a fascinating history that dates back to the times of Native Americans, passes through a period of the Spanish Empire and ends up as a part of the United States, Texas is perhaps the most historically rich state in the United States.
If you are a history buff, definitely add these three Texas landmarks to your travel itinerary the next time you head to the Lone Star State.
San Antonio is the home of Texas’s most famous historical site, the Alamo. A Spanish mission and fortress dating back to the 18th century, this structure was the host to one of the most pivotal battles in Texas’s fight to secede from Mexico in 1836, and can now be visited.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
One of Texas’s darkest memories was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22nd, 1963 in Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald took aim at the president from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository, which has now been transformed into a memorial space and a museum about the infamous event.
San Jacinto Battleground
Located near Houston on Texas’s Gulf Coast is the San Jacinto Battleground, another key site in the Texas Revolution. In April 1836, the decisive battle that led to Texas gaining its independence from Mexico was held here. It is now a National Historic Monument.