Historic Sites Around Austin

Posted by Crystal Olenbush on Monday, August 4th, 2008 at 4:24pm.

Are you a history buff?  If so, Austin is a great place for you to visit or to live.  The streets are simply filled with wonderful historic buildings and sites.  The hardest part will be determining which of these historic sites you should visit first!

  • Take a tour of the State Capitol building, which is both historically and architecturally significant
  • Take a stroll down the historic 6th Street during the day
  • Visit all of the twelve National Register Districts located in Austin and learn more about the city’s great Historical heritage
  • Tour the University of Texas
  • Visit the French Legations, which was built in 1841 and is the oldest building in Austin
  • Take a guide tour through Congress Avenue, which is a site that is listed on the National Register of Historical Places
  • Take a walking tour of Bermond Block, which is a historical area that will help you learn how an affluent family took care of its own 100 years ago
  • Take a guided tour of the Capitol Grounds
  • Visit the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
  • Take the Walk of Stars and follow the same path walked by may famous Mexicans
  • Visit all nine of the National Registered Historical Districts in Austin
  • Tour the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library and get an up close and personal look at some of the most important collections and documents in the state
  • Visit the oldest state building to still be standing in Texas:  the Old General Land Office Building
  • Take a tour of the Gracious Governor’s Mansion, which has been the residence of the Texas governor ever since 1856.
  • Visit the Paramount Theatre, which is one of the most lavish and historic performing arts theaters in country
  • Take a walking tour of the Driskill Hotel, which is where the elite have been staying in Texas for over 100 years
  • Take a look at the arched doorway and the Rose Window found on the St. Mary’s Cathedral
  • Visit the historic Millet Opera House building
  • Explore the Austin Hitory Center, which is home to 1,000,000 historical items
  • Visit the Texas State Cemetery, which is the final resting place of famous Texans and heroes
  • Pay a visit to the Bob Bullock State History Museum
  • Visit the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, which is the oldest African American church in the city
  • Take a self-guided tour of the historic Hyde Park area
  • Visit the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Museum and view collections of Republican era artifacts

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