Goliad County Courthouse Square, Goliad

One of the best parts of traveling around the state is seeing the County Courthouses, and the historic squares that have been brought back to life by cute antique and gift shops, and hopefully a good restaurant or two!  Goliad does not disappoint.

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1.  Goliad County Courthouse

The Courthouse was completed in 1894, and still in use today as a courthouse.

2.  The Hanging Tree

Texas law was harsh, and death by hanging was usually immediate.  To speed it up, trials were actually held under the oak tree.

Late at night, we stood under the tree singing Jennifer Lawrence’s The Hanging Tree, from the Hunger Games Movie, because we’re cool like that (sarcasm).

4.  Hanging Tree Antiques 

My kids loved browsing around the Hanging Tree Antiques, especially since they played their victrola for them!  My daughter loved the collection of spinning wheels.

Things To Do in Goliad


Branch Nature Park is located just a short walk from the courthouse, and offers a playground and 9 hole disc golf course.

During our visit to Goliad, we went to the Branch Nature Park to watch Yogi Bear, one of the Movies in the Park, following a nature presentation.  The kids loved sitting under the stars to watch the movie!  Operated by the San Antonio River Authority, click HERE to visit their website for current events in the park.

Goliad State Park

has RV/tent camping plus bike/paddling and hiking trails!  Click HERE to read more.

Goliad Annual Events

The Goliad Massacre Reenactment each March at Presidio La Bahia in Goliad

Canoe Trail Goliad is the Summer Floatilla on the peaceful San Antonio River each May, or the Harvest Floatilla in November.

Presidio la Bahia

Zaragoza’s Birthplace

Fannin Memorial

Goliad County Courthouse Square

Click HERE to visit the Goliad Chamber of Commerce Website. 

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