Austin May 16, 2019
This Road Trip Takes You To The Most Fascinating Historical Sites Around Austin
It feels good to be a Texan, doesn’t it? If the sight of the lone star flag fills you with pride and you never miss a beat in “Deep In The Heart of Texas,” then this road trip is for you. Learn about the
monumental moments and explore the stunning Central Texas landscape. This road trip takes you to the most fascinating historical sights around Austin.
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1. The Susanna Dickinson Museum
There's a reason why Susanna Dickinson was named the "fiercest woman of the frontier." As one of the sole survivors of the battle of the Alamo, Dickinson spread the word across Texas. Without her, we may not know the whole story of that fateful day. Stop by her historic home and learn more about this incredible woman. Address: 411 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701.
2. Scholz Garten
You have an exciting day ahead of you, so why not stop for a bite to eat at Texas' oldest restaurant? This incredible destination was built in 1866 by August Scholz, a German immigrant and Civil War veteran. When you dine at Scholz Garten, you absolutely must devour some traditional German fare. Bratwursts, schnitzel, and spaetzle are calling your name! Address: 1607 San Jacinto Boulevard,
Austin, Texas 78701.
Want to learn more? Read our feature article
3. Angelina Eberly Statue
As you drive north on Congress Avenue on your way to The Texas State Capitol, you'll come across an impressive statue of a woman and a cannon. This piece of art honors Angelina Eberly, the "savior of Austin." In 1842, Sam Houston wanted to move Texas' capital to Houston. However, this couldn't be official until Houston housed the Texas archives. When Sam Houston attempted to take them from the Texas State Capitol, Angelina Eberly fired a cannon at him. No one was hurt, but the signal was strong enough to keep Austin as Texas' capital!
4. The Texas State Capitol
It's worth exploring this grand building for the architecture alone. The Texas State Capital has stood tall since 1888. The glistening sunset red granite turns a pink color in the early evening, and the goddess of liberty always takes our breath away. Come by and take a free guided walking tour. The Capitol guides are always thrilled to share Texas' history with visitors. Address: 1100 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701.
5. Treaty Oak
Chances are, you've passed by this tree on Baylor Street several times and never thought anything of it. While it may look like an ordinary oak, this plant has had an extraordinary life. This is where Stephen F. Austin signed the peace treaty with the Comanche tribe, and it's rumored Sam Houston contemplated his political life under its branches. Address: 507 Baylor Street, Austin, TX 78703
There's also a wild story surrounding the Treaty Oak. Want to learn more? Check out our feature article
6. The Alamo
If you're going on a historical road trip, you have to visit The Alamo. Take the 1.5 hour drive south to San Antonio and experience this incredible place. Texans gave their lives at this old mission. No matter how many times you've visited The Alamo, it's always a poignant reminder. Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205.
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