Make history this month at Texas State Parks. From rock art sites to historic structures, missions, military frontier forts, or pioneer farms, history is better outside!
Tour the Mission Espritu Santo at Goliad. Connect with the West Texas ranching heritage of Big Bend Ranch. Meet the father of Texas at Stephen F. Austin State Park. Or travel even further back in time to the Native American pictograph sites of Hueco Tanks.
Learn what it means to be a Texan at San Jacinto Battleground and Monument, Fanthorp Inn, Washington-on-the-Brazos, or Fort Richardson. Make living history a reality with a family visit to Sauer-Beckmann at LBJ or Penn Farm at Cedar Hill.
Many state parks offer guided events or hikes to historical attractions. October is also Texas Archaeology Month, so be sure to explore the many events going on to celebrate. To find a list of featured historical events and locations visit www.texasstateparks.org/history.
Need more inspiration? Read the Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine article about the rock art at Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site:
Pack up the kids and take a journey back in time. Youll discover that its not what you find; its what you find out!
What to bring
Hat and Sunglasses
Fun ideas for kids
Find animal tracks
Outdoor kid journal
Texas Outdoor Family Workshops
Go Fish! Learn to Fish events
Neighborhood Fishin' lakes
See what experts have to say about the benefits of nature play
Remember, pack out what you bring in: Leave No Trace!