East Texas City

San Augustine, Texas

The Eastern Gateway For Settlers

Visit The Mission Dolores Site

Historic homes and churches dot this quaint town rich in Texas history. An Eastern gateway for settlers from Southern states—and an earlier stop along the historic route, El Camino Real de los Tejas—San Augustine became one of the first Anglo communities when Texas was part of Mexico. The Mission Dolores Visitor Center commemorates the site of an early Spanish mission, founded in 1716. Exhibits describe life among the missionaries and Ais Indians, and territorial struggles between Spain and France. The Ezekiel Cullen House, built in 1839, was the home of a prominent judge in the Republic of Texas. Nearby is the 1927 San Augustine County Courthouse, which was restored through the THC’s Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program. Events include the Texas Treasure Heritage Festival in April, A PRCA rodeo in May and the Sassafras Festival in October. The region Sale on the Trail is in May.

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Mission Dolores State Historic Site

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150 Years Of Texas History In The Starr Family Home In Marshall

Nestled in the heart of Marshall’s museums and cultural activities, Starr Family Home State Historic Site is composed of several elegant structures. Period furnishings, clothing, and antiques trace the transition of the buildings through four generations of the Starr family in Texas history. Click here to read more.