Tours of the Landmark Inn Historic Site are available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 3 p.m. To schedule a tour at a different time, or to schedule a special tour for a group, please call Landmark Inn at 830-931-2133.
Landmark Inn State Historic Site is a favorite stop for butterflies on their annual migration. Many interesting species of butterflies are attracted to the Inn gardens including Monarchs, Swallow Tails, and even exotic Zebra Longwings. Guided tours are available beginning in mid-April when the butterflies migrate north from Mexico and again in October when the butterflies begin their migration south back to Mexico. Tours for the general public are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays year-around at 3 p.m. There is no charge for tours, however there is a $3.00 admission fee to the park, with children 12-years-old and younger admitted free. Group tours must make arrangements in advance and there is a charge for group tours.
A Walk Through Time
The Landmark Inn State Historic Site offers a unique opportunity to learn about Texas History and meaningful global events that lead to the establishment of Castroville as a colony in 1844. The Landmark Inn is located on the historic Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail, a main trail across Texas extending from Mexico to Natchitoches, Louisiana. Below the Inn on the Medina River is the site where colonists camped during the first days of the Castroville settlement while learning to live in the Texas wilderness. One of the best preserved gristmills in Texas is also part of the Landmark Inn State Historic Site. Original stone wall buildings, some of the oldest in Texas, house an operating bed and breakfast inn, historic store, kitchen, and historic bathhouse. Enjoy fishing or swimming in the mill pond created when Louis Haas and Laurent Quintle first harnessed the Medina to power their gristmill. Tours are offered Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 3 p.m. and by appointment. There is no cost for tours, but there is a $3.00 admission fee to the site. Children 12-years-old and younger are admitted free. Group tours must make arrangements in advance and there is a charge for group tours.
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