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Gonzales, Texas
P. O. Box 547
Gonzales, TX 78629
830-672-2815
www.tourgonzales.com
Gonzales, Texas

Attractions in Gonzales

Gonzales is a charming south central Texas town that has much to offer history enthusiasts and those who enjoy spending time outdoors. Museums, historic homes and theaters, public squares, and a scenic state park make up the many attractions in Gonzales that provide more than enough to do, regardless of your interests. Read on to get the full picture of what Gonzales has to offer.


Confederate Square
Gonzales’ Confederate Square is a memorial to the Confederate soldiers who were killed while serving in the Civil War. The square is located in front of the Gonzales County Courthouse in the heart of the downtown area in what was once the town’s market square.
Downtown Gonzales
Gonzales, TX 78629
(888) 672-1095


Crystal Theatre
The Crystal Theatre is a community-based performing arts organization in Gonzales that emphasizes the development of young actors. It offers a wide variety of theatrical performances and concerts within a historic theater on Gonzales’ downtown square.
511 Saint Lawrence Street
Gonzales, TX 78629
(830) 672-6532


Eggleston House
Take a gander at what life was like in Texas in the 1800’s at the Eggleston House, a dog-run style cabin built in the 1840’s. The home, situated across the street from the Gonzales Memorial Museum, is furnished with period furniture that demonstrates what daily life looked like in Texas’ earliest days. Eggleston House is open every day of the week except Monday.
1256 Saint Louis Street
Gonzales, TX 78629
(888) 672-1095


Gonzales County Jail Museum
Explore the history of law and order on the Texas frontier at the Gonzales County Jail Museum, housed within the original structure that was built in 1887. Tour the sheriff’s and jailer’s quarters, step inside of the original cells, and check out the rebuilt gallows. The museum is open every day of the week.
414 Saint Lawrence Street
Gonzales, TX 78629
(830) 672-6532


Gonzales Memorial Museum
The Gonzales Memorial Museum tells the story of the prominent role the town, and its citizens, played in the Texas War of Independence. Exhibits of memorabilia from the founders of Gonzales, as well as the famous “Come and Take It” cannon that fired the first shot of the war, are on display at the museum.
414 Smith Street
Gonzales, TX 78629
(830) 672-6350


Independence Golf Course
Play a round of golf among the scenic beauty of Central Texas at the nine-hole Independence Golf Course, located on the bank of the Guadalupe River just south of Gonzales. The golf course features scenic rolling green fairways set among mature pecan trees, offering a playing experience that is captivating yet challenging. Players are welcome seven days a week and golf cart rentals are available. Highway 183 South
Gonzales, TX 78629
(830) 672-1324


Lynn Theatre
The Lynn Theatre is a historic two-screen movie theater in Gonzales that shows the latest and greatest films from Hollywood. Show times and ticket information are available on Lynn Theatre’s website.
Highway 183 South
Gonzales, TX 78629
(830) 672-1324


J.B. Wells House Museum
Step inside the J.B. Wells House Museum, a gorgeous 15-room mansion built in 1885 on the southern outskirts of Gonzales. The home was constructed with indoor plumbing, fire escapes, and lightning rods, making it one of the town’s first “modern” homes. Visitors are welcomed to the house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday.
829 Mitchell Street
Gonzales, TX 78629
(830) 672-6532


Palmetto State Park
Palmetto State Park’s 270 acres of picturesque south central Texas countryside includes a four-acre lake and the San Marcos River, which meanders through the middle of the park. Hiking, fishing, birding, and boating are all popular things to do in the park. Camping sites and canoe rentals are available, as well.
78 Park Road 11 South
Gonzales, TX 78629
(830) 672-3266


Pioneer Village Living History Center
Experience life on the Texas frontier at the Pioneer Village in Gonzales. Tour 10 historic 19th- and 20th-century homes and buildings, including log homes, a church, and an 1892 Greek Revival-style house and museum. Battle reenactments and other special events are held at the Pioneer Village throughout the year.
2122 North Saint Joseph Street
Gonzales, TX 78629
(830) 672-2157


State Association of Texas Pioneers Museum
What was life like for the earliest settlers of the Lone Star State? What tools did they use to thrive and survive? Find out at the State Association of Texas Pioneers Museum, where you can learn about blacksmith and farming tools used by the state’s earliest pioneers, see a hand-crafted miniature town, discover the history of barbed wire, and much more.
110 St. Lawrence Street
Gonzales, TX 78629
(830) 672-2815


Texas Hero Square
Texas Hero Square, located just southwest of Confederate Square, was built to honor the men of Gonzales who fought in the Texas Revolution. The centerpiece of the public square is a monument that was sculpted in 1910.
Downtown Gonzales
Gonzales, TX 78629
(888) 672-1095

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Gonzales, Texas
P. O. Box 547
Gonzales, TX 78629
830-672-2815
www.tourgonzales.com
Gonzales, Texas

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