Founded as Indian trading post in 1836, the year of Texas independence. Sam Houston was one of many prominent early Texans who lived here. Today Huntsville is yours to explore. Adventures begin here in one of Texas' oldest cities. It's the location of the headquarters of Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Institutional Division, and home of Sam Houston State University. Well kept, restored turn-of-the-century homes dot city. The downtown area is home to a variety of antique and arts and crafts shops.
Be sure to see the beautiful mural of Sam Houston by architectural illusionist Richard Haas on the northeastern edge of the square.
Additional information may be obtained form chamber of commerce at 1327 11th Streets. (Texas 30).
SAM HOUSTON MUSEUM
GIBBS-POWELL HOUSE MUSEUM
HUNTSVILLE STATE PARK
SAM HOUSTON MEMORIAL MUSEUM COMPLEX
TEXAS BERRY FARM
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUTIONAL DIVISION
TEXAS PRISON MUSEUM
Museum exhibits General's personal effects and items belonging to Santa Anna when captured at San Jacinto; 19th Century pioneer items. Exhibit hall/gift shop. Romantic park with benches, small picnic area and colorful pond fed by Houston's original spring. At 1836 Sam Houston Avenue.
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