Late in the 1690s, Father Damian Massanet traveled into East Texas along a Caddo road which would become Highway 21. We'll follow Highway 21, also known as the Old Spanish or Old San Antonio Road (I'm sure you've seen the OSR designation) as we learn about the lifestyles of the early Spanish Miners, Merchants and Missionaries. What was it like for the early Spanish to try to settle Texas? We'll stop at the San Francisco de los Tejas Mission before going on to the Caddo Mounds to explore the lives of the Caddo. You'll find out how the Caddo were able to use the Spanish and French against each other to get what they wanted. Step into the sandals of the Padres and the Caddo to learn more about survival in the forests of East Texas, the building of the missions, the frustrations and failures as well as the successes of the Spanish in controlling East Texas, long before the arrival of the English.
8:00 am - Pick up guests
9:00 am - Earphones to learn the history of the Early Spanish and Caddo
10:00 am - Arrival at Mission San Francisco de los Tejas - lecture by Texas Park Ranger
10:30 am - Time to view the museum at Mission Tejas
11:00 am - Drive to Caddo Mounds -time to explore museum and park
12:30 pm - Lunch
3:30 pm - Return home
For your special occasions - 12 passenger, limo seating, party van with a dance pole! Cooler with cold water.
November 17, 2021
November 17, 2021
One Day Tours
8-12 People Total
Historic Tours of Texas is ready to roam with new tours and special custom tours. Today is the day to start planning your travel this year, and we are here to help!
Haunted Huntsville bus tour to haunted places including buildings, cemeteries and the "Wall Bats" in flight.
Multiple Day tours are a chance to spend time getting to know some of the wonderful historic sites in Texas, Mexico and Spain.
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Join us for a relaxing lunch and tour to a different town each Friday. Have you visited New Waverly? Come enjoy orange biscuits, jalapeño jam, Fields of Flowers and a Painted Church.
BOOK NOW! Enjoy the celebrations of Mexican Independence in their Cradle of Liberty!