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  • 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.

  • Logo for the Preserve America Youth Summit

    May 1 is the last day to register for the 2016 Texas Preserve America Youth Summit. The event, Next Generation Stewards: Building a Greater Society, is a four-day summit open to middle and high school students that provides engaging, hands-on learning experiences for the next generation of leaders in historic preservation and cultural conservation.

  • Promo photo for Faces and Places of the Bankhead Highway Video Contest

    Celebrate a century of car culture and Americana with the Faces and Places of the Bankhead Highway video contest. Open to all levels of filmmakers—from first-timers to professionals—the Texas Historical Commission is now accepting short film submissions that showcase experiences along the Texas portion of the famed historic highway.