Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

State Historic Sites

Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, Denison
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, Denison


Victorian mansions, sacred burial mounds, important battlegrounds, and stone fortresses are among the compelling remains of our state’s great history. State historic sites populate the Texas landscape from El Paso to Houston, preserving a cultural heritage that spans several hundred years of history and several thousand of our prehistoric period. State, county and city agencies all participate in historical restoration and preservation including the Texas Historical Commission. Sites like the adobe Magoffin Home in El Paso, representing family life in the Southwest borderlands during the 19th century, the stone ruins of Fort Griffin near Albany, and the Sabine Pass Battleground outside Port Arthur are a few of the twenty restored and interpreted historic sites where history becomes an experience. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department conserves their own set of sites including the pictograph shelter paintings at Hueco Tanks east of El Paso, Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery overlooking LaGrange and over twenty parks with buildings and site improvements made by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression are just of thirty-three TPWD sites. Individual communities also take pride in their heritage by preserving local landmarks through county and city agencies and by nonprofit, community-based historical associations, organizations, and clubs.

Upcoming Events

  • November 29, 2017 - 9:00am to December 16, 2017 - 4:00pm

    Sam Bell Maxey House
    812 S. Church St.
    Paris  Texas  75460
    United States

    Maxey Gingerbread House Competition on Exhibit

  • December 8, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site
    890 W State Hwy 56
    Bonham  Texas  75418
    United States

    Join us for our annual Holiday Open House: "A World War I Christmas." Enjoy guided tours of "Mr. Sam's" decorated home, refreshments and crafts for children. Free admission.