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Presidio La Bahia, Goliad

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The Presidio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahía, known more commonly as Presidio La Bahía, or simply La Bahía is a fort constructed by the Spanish Army that became the nucleus of the modern-day city of Goliad, Texas, United States. The current location dates to 1747.

During the Texas Revolution, the presidio was the site of the Battle of Goliad in October 1835, and the Goliad Massacre in March 1836. It was restored in the 1960s and became a National Historic Landmark in 1967. While several adjacent historical sites in Goliad are now part of the Texas state parks system, La Bahía is owned by the Catholic Diocese of Victoria, Texas but operates as public museum.

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  • first time here to goliad. loved the presidio la bahia. very informative about what happened and the history of the fort. and loved the history of cinco de mayo never knew that. im going back but...  more »
  • Stopped in on the way home from a family beach trip. The site is well kept, with lots of historical info, for those that are interested. We had our two young kids, and their cousins with us, and they all had a good time running around and playing too. A lot of Texas history that i'd either forgotten, or never knew, so came away with lots to research and read up on. Indoors it was surprisingly cool and comfortable, given how hot the Texas summer heat can get.
  • I loved this property. Even though the air conditioning was being worked on and warm/humid. I still enjoyed the Presidio and surrounding property. Will recommend to others.

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