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  • Photo of the restored Denton County Courthouse

    The Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Main Street Program celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. To celebrate the milestone, the THC is hosting a sweepstakes with prize packages offering a weekend getaway to a Main Street city.

  • Photo of Fort Lancaster State Historic Site

    After being closed for more than a year, Fort Lancaster State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, will celebrate the grand reopening of its visitors center 1 p.m. Saturday May 21 during the Annual Western Frontiers Day event.

  • Real Places 2016 logo - Join us at a heritage travel conference in Austin, Texas

    Heritage tourism is on the rise, as travelers seek authentic experiences at historic and cultural destinations. Presented by the Texas Historical Commission in partnership with the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission, Real Places 2016 is a heritage travel conference focusing on this lucrative and growing sector of the tourism industry.

  • Photo of bluebonnets at Fort McKavett State Historic Site

    In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the Texas Historical Commission is offering free admission to all 20 state historic sites Sunday, May 1. Epic military forts, a world-class museum devoted exclusively to World War II in the Pacific Theater, and beautiful historic homes are among the destination options on the THC’s Historic Sites Free Day.

  • Photo of San Jacinto Monument's star-topped obelisk.

    April 21 marks the 180th anniversary of San Jacinto Day and commemorates the final battle of the Texas Revolution. Travelers can experience the history and legacy of the battle at several locales in the Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Independence Trail Region.