Texas Center for Regional Studies Presents: A Sam Houston/Temmessee  Tour of Texas

Sam Houston

Cradle of Texas Tour:

A Salute to Tennessee 

Our Honorable Sponsors:

When:
February 28th-
March 5th, 2017
Where:
Cradle of Texas Road- to begin and end in Houston
Cost:
Travel to Houston Hobby or Conroe (lodging, transportation, and meals Free)
Tour Highlights:
Texas salutes Tennessee!
- Travel with TX and TN Historians
- Meet the grateful citizens of Texas cities
- Celebrate Sam Houston's Birthday with descendants
- Celebrate the birth of Texas at its birthplace with Native Texans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sam Tour and RSVP Lists

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Houston, Texas 12:00pm - 2:00pm Houston Hobby Airport Pickup

Welcome to Texas! Your tour guide will orient you to the tour on the trip to our next stop: Conroe, Texas

All airport arrivals will be picked up from 12pm-2pm: We will load the bus at this time and depart the Airport no later than 2 pm​

Conroe, Texas Texas Flag Park (Invitation Only)

Join us in a welcome celebration Sponsored by the Friends of the Flag Foundation!

Learn and explore the history of Texas through the Flags of Texas...

Sponsored by the Friends of the Flag Foundation

Conroe, Texas Spirit of Texas Bank (Invitation Only)

Join us in a welcome dinner Sponsored by the Spirit of Texas Bank!

Learn and explore the social history of Texas...

Sponsored by The Spirit of Texas Bank

Conroe, Texas Heritage Museum of Montgomery County (Invitation Only)

Join us in a dessert celebration Sponsored by the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County!

Learn and explore the local history of Texas and of original Montgomery County...

Sponsored by the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County

Mayfield Manor

Mayfield Manor Cottages

9500 Mayfield Avenue

Shiro, Texas  77876

936-874-2544

Reserve@MayfieldManorEvents.com

Nancy Perry: 979-229-1323

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 - Conroe, Texas
                         Gateway to the Cradle of Texas Road

10:30am - 11:30am Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center

Welcome to Huntsville, Texas!  A visit to the world's tallest statue of an American hero offers a great perspective of Huntsville. A tribute to courage, the Sam Houston Statue was designed and constructed by artist David Adickes. He dedicated the statue to the City of Huntsville on October 22,1994. It is the worlds tallest statue of an American Hero at 67 feet tall on a 10-foot sunset granite base.

12:15pm - 1:15pm Hunstville State Park

Luncheon at the Raven Lodge on Lake Raven at the Huntsville State Park. Enjoy a short tour of the grounds and a keynote speech from the park ranger.  Lunch from Bob Luby's Seafood Grill.

1:30pm - 3:00pm Sam Houston Memorial Museum

Join us for a tour of the famous Sam Houston Memorial Museum.  In addition to the Memorial Museum, the 18-acre grounds include Lake Oolooteka teeming with wildlife, gift shop Wigwam Neosho, Bear Bend hunting lodge, Blacksmith Forge, the Houston Family's Woodland Home, Law Office, and Kitchen (1847-1853) and the Steamboat House where Sam Houston died (1862-1863).  

3:00pm - 6:30pm Historic Huntsville Tour

Where the past comes alive!  Visit the Tennessee Pioneer Cabin of Hezekiah Farris who came to Tennessee with David Crockett, the site in town where Sam Houston used to whittle toys for the children, his Masonic Lodge, the church he attended, the Bedias Indians, the historic Oakwood Cemetery, the Samuel Walker Houston Center

6:30pm - 8:00pm Los Pericos

Enjoy real Tex-Mex where the natives dine. (Many celebrate Birthday's here!)

Mayfield Manor

Mayfield Manor Cottages

9500 Mayfield Avenue

Shiro, Texas  77876

936-874-2544

Reserve@MayfieldManorEvents.com

Nancy Perry: 979-229-1323

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Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 - Huntsville, Texas
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 - Huntsville, Texas
Huntsville's 36th Annual Texas Independence Day and General Sam Houston Birthday Celebration

Walker County Museum Coffee and Reception

Start off the celebration at the Walker County Museum with the Walker County Historical Commission.

Ceremony, Oakwood Cemetery - Sam Houston Grave

March to the Grave, Gravesite Ceremony, and Baptized Texan Ceremony