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Picture of Mission Nuestra Senora del Espíritu Santo de Zuniga at Goliad State Park.Monument Hill/Kreische Brewery

The Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites are two state historic sites on 40 acres just south of La Grange off U.S. 77 on State Loop 92.  The Monument Hill site is a tomb and monument to the brave men who fought to keep the Republic of Texas free from 1842 to 1845.  Remains of some of these men where brought to La Grange during the Mexican-American War in 1847 and 1848 as a point of honor.  The history provides and important continuum in the story of Texas Independence along with the Alamo, San Jacinto Monument, Washington on the Brazos and other state sites.

The Kreische Brewery site consists of the Kreische house, outbuildings, which were built in 1855-1857 and the Kreische Brewery, built in the 1860's.  In the 1870s, it was one of the top three producers in the state.  This site tells of the history of early immigrants to Texas in the period following Texas statehood. 

Kreische came to Texas in 1846 from Saxony, Germany, bought land on the bluff in 1849 and began a successful career as a stonemason, brew master and businessman.  His was a story of early Texas family life, blue-collar work ethic, enterprising spirit and business acumen that tells of German immigration into Texas.  Although the brewery fell into ruins after his untimely death in 1882, his children occupied the house into the 1950s.

The park also has a nature trail and picnic areas.  Located on the bluff overlooking La Grange and the Colorado River, it is an aesthetically pleasing place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty. 

Special events at the park include the Early German Christmas Trail of Lights held each December, when the Kreische House is decorated and lighted.  Entertainment and refreshments are provided and the view of La Grange is breathtaking.  The Friends of Monument Hill/Kreische Brewery Dulcimer players and local musicians perform during special events and bring our cultural heritage to life.

Texas Parks & Wildlife operates the site located atop the bluff on Hwy. 77.  For more information, please call 979-968-5658.

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