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Goliad Massacre will come alive during annual re-enactment

March 18, 2012 at 10:02 p.m.
Updated March 17, 2012 at 10:18 p.m.


If you go

What: 27th annual Goliad Massacre Living History ProgramWhen: Gates open 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: one mile south of Goliad on Texas 183.Cost: Ages 12 to 59, $4 per day; ages 6 to 11: $1 per day; ages 60 and up: $3.50; children 5 and younger are free.The candlelight tour is an additional $2 per person.

For more information: Call 361-645-3752, fax 361-645-1706, email presidiolabahia@goliad.net or visit www.presidiolabahia.org.

Re-enactors from across Texas bring history alive at the 27th annual Goliad Massacre-Fort Defiance Living History Program March this weekend.

Battles will be fought around the fort at Presidio la Bahia, lectures in the 233-year-old Our Lady of Loreto chapel and living history booths in the camp area.

Schools are invited to bring students to a family-friendly event where all ages can experience the unique re-enactment of Texas history.

In the evening, candlelight tours will be conducted through the barracks, the Mexican officers' quarters and there will be a hospital scene in the chapel where the Texian prisoners are being held.

The death march will begin inside the Presidio and continues to one of the locations where the massacre actually took place Sunday. The program will begin in the chapel, followed by a procession to the Fannin Memorial.

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