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Gonzales Memorial Museum, Gonzales

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The Gonzales Memorial Museum is one of the nine memorial museums built to celebrate the 1936-1937 Centennial of Texas Independence, and it is the only one in operation funded locally.
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  • This was a great place to learn about the part of Texas history that centered around an old cannon. There were lots of antiques and many military items. And of course you can see the original...  more »
  • My husband and I visited this museum in hopes of learning about the Come and Take It event in Gonzales. We did just that but learned so much more. This is a rather small museum but makes a huge...  more »
  • Cool little museum and monument. A nice walk as part of several buildings and statues in Gonzales. The sure if the Come and Take it Canon. Rangers on site.
  • Lovely little museum, free to enter, with some interesting artefacts and photos of Gonzales and the surrounding area. And yes, the actual "come and take it" cannon is here; it's much smaller than you probably think it is. And I have to say I've never understood it being a point of pride to have kept an item loaned to you and then to act like bullies about it, but then there's quite a lot about Texas history that I don't understand. The rights and wrongs of the cannon aside, this is a fun place to visit and you'll learn something new, almost for sure.

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