Texas State Cemetery: Austin - Beautiful & Historic Guided Tour (FREE)

03may2:15 PM3:30 PMTexas State Cemetery: Austin - Beautiful & Historic Guided Tour (FREE)

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Texas State Cemetery: Austin – Beautiful & Historic Guided Tour (FREE). Hosted by Robert Kelleman – Dallas-Texas History & Culture

Texas State Cemetery – Beautiful & Historic Guided Tour (FREE)

Get some steps in with friendly people as we Meetup for a FREE guided walking tour of the beautiful and historic Texas State Cemetery.

All are welcome.

Just blocks east of the State Capitol, the Texas State Cemetery is the final resting place for honored Texas including Governors, Senators, Legislators, Congressmen, Judges and other legendary Texans who have made the state what it is today.

It is a popular tourist attraction and colloquially referred to as the “Arlington of Texas” because of the renown of those interred and proximity to the seat of government.

Efforts to establish the Texas State Cemetery began in 1851, with the death of General Edward Burleson. Burleson served with Sam Houston in the Battle of San Jacinto and as Vice President of the Republic of Texas. Throughout the years other notable Texans have been buried on Cemetery grounds including: Stephen F. Austin, Governor John Connally, Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, and many more.

YouTube Preview Video – Texas History & Culture:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-eoRo8WOi0

Texas State Cemetery Web Links:

https://cemetery.tspb.texas.gov/

https://www.facebook.com/TexasStateCemetery

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_State_Cemetery

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Event Details …

Cost: FREE.

Parking: Available for all visitors at the Visitors Center located at Navasota Street between 7th and 11th Streets. There are handicap accessible spaces.

Logistics:

The tour takes place on the Cemetery grounds and visitors should wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes.

Food and drinks are prohibited on the Cemetery grounds at all times but water bottles are permitted on tours.

Please plan a restroom break in advance of your visit as facilities are limited at the Cemetery.

Pets are not allowed on the Cemetery grounds at any time; however, service dogs may accompany their owners.

Meeting Point: At the Texas State Cemetery Visitor Center (909 Navasota Street – Austin). Look for your host Robert, wearing a fedora-style hat, with a group of friendly people. Socializing beginning at 10:45 and the tour will start at 11:00.

Walking Distance: Approximately one mile.

After the Event: TBD

Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the event description, Google, or common sense, please let us know.

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Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organizations Texas History & Culture and Washington, DC History & Culture.

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Eventbrite:

https://TexasHistoryAndCulture.eventbrite.com

Meetup – Dallas-Fort Worth:

https://www.meetup.com/DallasFortWorthHistoryAndCulture/

Meetup – Austin:

https://www.meetup.com/AustinTexasHistoryAndCulture/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TexasHistoryAndCulture/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/@TexasHistoryAndCulture/videos

We look forward to seeing you – thanks!

Robert Kelleman

rkelleman@yahoo.com

202-821-6325 (text only)

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Time

(Friday) 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM(GMT-05:00)

Location

Texas State Cemetery

909 Navasota Street, Austin, TX 78702

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