Main Street Visitors Guide
History of Goliad The City of Goliad was established in 1749. Goliad is the third oldest municipality in the state and is rich in Texas history. It is the County Seat of Goliad County and one of the oldest counties of Texas. Goliad as the smallest town in Texas to be selected for the Main Street Program in 1984. The Courthouse Square Historic District is one of the most complete examples of early Texas Settlements. The town centers around the Goliad County Courthouse and was erected in 1984. Goliad's courthouse, along with the 19th and early 20th century structures surrounding the square, was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. With a rich history and lots of attractions, you're sure to find something interesting for the whole family. *Photos courtesy of Texas Historical Commission
VISIT THE GOLIAD
REMEMBER WHEN 254 S. COMMERCIAL STREET Phone: 361-935-9443 Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10:00-4:00 Sat. 11:00-4:00
We're Open For Business
JUNKIN MERMAID 248 S. COMMERCIAL STREET Phone: 361-935-8628 Hours: Tues.- Sat. 11:00-4:00
HANGING TREE ANTIQUES 137 S. COURTHOUSE SQUARE
Phone: 361-645-3306 Hours: Mon. 10:00-5:30 Thurs.-Sat. 10:00-5:00 Sun. 12:00-3:00
THE BEST LITTLE GUN SHOP IN TEXAS 240 S. COMMERCIAL STREET Phone: 210-218-0818 Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10:00-6:00
SQUARE GALLERY 123 S. COURTHOUSE SQUARE
Phone: 361-541-6776 Hours: Wed.-Sat. 11:00-5:00 Sun. 12:00-4:00
THE SWEETHEART BOUTIQUE
236 S. COMMERCIAL STE. B Phone: 361-554-1086 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00-5:30 Sat. 9:00-2:00
HEART & SOUL 224 S. COMMERCIAL STREET
Phone: 361-722-9326 Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10:00-5:30 Sat. 10:00-3:00
218 S. COMMERCIAL STREET Phone: 361-645-1817 Hours: Tues. 9:00-6:00 Thurs.-Fri. 8:00-6:00 Sat. 8:00-3:00
HELLO DARLIN' BOUTIQUE & GIFTS
212 S. COMMERCIAL STREET Phone: 361-645-9075 Hours: Tues.-Fri. 11:00-4:00 Sat. 10:00-3:00
GOLIAD PHARMACY & GIFTS 208 S. COMMERCIAL STREET Phone: 361-645-3261 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30-6:00
THE GARDEN'S PATH & GIFTS 118 E. FRANKLIN STREET Phone: 214-704-1874 or "Call for appointment" Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10:00-5:00 Sat. 9:00-4:00
THIS THAT & WHATEVER 102 N. COURTHOUSE SQUARE Phone: 713-818-0875 Hours: Wed.-Sat. 11:00-4:00
GOLIAD FLOWER COMPANY 110 N. COURTHOUSE SQUARE Phone: 361-405-2025 Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10:00-4:00 Open on Market Days
THE SOUL EMPORIUM 126 N. COURTHOUSE SQUARE Phone: 361-405-2056 Hours: Mon. 10:00-6:00 Wed.-Sat. 10:00-6:00 Sun. 12:00-4:00
THE 3 R'S
230 E. End St. Phone: 361-550-8708
Robert & Sons Barbershop 305 E. End St. Phone: 361-645-3538
Dining DEBORAH'S KITCHEN TABLE
244 S. COMMERCIAL STREET Phone: 361-645-9164 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10:30-3:00
BLUE QUAIL DELI 224 S. COMMERCIAL STREET Phone: 361-645-1600 Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11:00-2:00
COMMERCIAL STREET BAR & GRILL
212 S. COMMERCIAL STREET Phone: 361-645-8558 Hours: Wed. 11:00 AM-10:00 PM Thurs. 11:00 AM-11:00 PM Fri. 11:00 AM-12:00 AM Sat. 11:00 AM-1:00 AM
148 N. COURTHOUSE SQAURE Phone: 361-405-2050 Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9:30-5:00 Fri.-Sat. 9:30-4:00
123 S. COURTHOUSE SQUARE Phone: 361-405-2000 Hours: Mon. 7:00-2:00 Thurs.-Fri. 7:00-2:00 Sat.-Sun. 9:00-2:00
144 S. MARKET STREET Phone: 361-894-5237 Hours: Tues.-Fri. 9:00-6:00 Sat. 9:00-3:00
BACKWOODS & BLING 213 E. PEARL STREET Phone: 361-645-4648 Hours: Tues.-Fri. 9:00-5:00 Sat. 9:00-2:00
ARTISAN SHOP 231 S. MARKET STREET Phone: 361-412-8651 Hours: Wed.-Sat. 10:00-6:00
MAIN STREET GOLIAD
NEW IMAGE SALON & GIFTS
145 E. PEARL STREET Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:00-2:00 Sat. 8:00-1:00
TWO SCOOPS & MORE 108 N. COURTHOUSE SQUARE Phone: 214-704-1874 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11:00-5:30 Sat.-Sun. 11:00-4:00
WATER WELL CAFE 144 N. COURTHOUSE SQUARE Phone: 361-722-0977 Hours: Tues.-Wed. 9:00-3:00 Thurs. 9:00-9:00 Thurs.-Sat. 9:00-9:00
152 West End St. Goliad, TX 77963 361-645-3454
Small Town Charm. Rich Texas History.
Downtown Goliad The Courthouse Square is a quintessential south Texas small town square with stunning live oak trees and many architecturally designed buildings from local Goliad brick and salvaged stone from the Mission site. The Square was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and Goliad was named a Texas Main Street City in 1984. Plan your next day trip to Downtown Goliad and visit our many attractions:
Downtown Square Angel of Goliad Hike & Bike Trail SARA Branch Park Presidio la Bahia Goliad State Park & Historical Site Fort Fun & Fannin Park Market House Museum Goliad Transit For locals needing a ride into town call 361-645-2144 or toll free at 1-877-538-6819 for information and schedules!
Your Next Adventure Begins Here!
Main Street Goliad Dining. Attractions. Shopping. Events.
152 West End St. Goliad, TX 77963 (361)645-3454 email@example.com www.MainStreetGoliad.com
Meet the Board
Main Street Manager Keli Miller Chairman Pat Morales Vice-Chair Peggy Cowey Board Members Ida Hernandez Mindy Sullivan Linda Rodriguez Amanda Morrow Hannah Gohmert Shelia Edwards Jason Howard Renee Stroman Abigail Headstream
For future events and happenings in Downtown Goliad @MainStreetGoliad
VISIT THE GOLIAD
We're Open For Business Pearl/ U.S. HWY 59 Goliad Suddz Car Wash St. Stephen Parish Hall
Backwoods & Bling
Goliad Chamber of Commerce
Fannin Plaza Park
Margaret Fisseler CPA
Buddy Young Ins. AEP
The Garden's Path Nursery
RE/MAX Land & Homes Dazzled Divas
The Mayfield House
E. End St. Public Restrooms
The Mustang Cantina
S. Courthouse Sq.
Goliad Dental Care
Goliad County Library
Hanging Tree Antiques
Bedgood Title Co.
Goliad Post Office
Paulsgrove & Taylor PLLC Goliad Title Services Paulsgrove Park
W. End St.
Deborah's Kitchen Table Junkin Mermaid Remember When
Artisan Shop by Cologne Trading Post
N. Courthouse Sq.
The Sweetheart Boutique
The Best Little Gun Shop in Texas
It's A Small World Nursery
Blue Quail Deli
Wendy Yanta Insurance
Goliad City Hall
Heart & Soul
Market House The Depot Museum
The 3 R's DeWitt Poth SIG & Son 2W Services Insurance The Villas
New Image Salon & Gifts
Goliad County Farm Bureau
Commercial Street Bar & Grill Hello Darlin' Boutique & Gifts
The Soul Emporium
Goliad Pharmacy & Gifts
The Water Well Cafe Goliad Country Fellowship
This That & Whatever
Two Scoops & More Goliad Flower Company
MAIN STREET GOLIAD
COMMERCIAL ST. Margarett Fisseler CPA
Market House Museum
122 S. Commercial St. 361-645-3286
205 S. Market St. 361-645-8767
Buddy Young Insurance 147 S. Commercial St. 361-550-3474
It's A Small World Nursery 215 S. Market St. 361-645-3331
202 S. Commercial St.
243 S. Market St. 361-645-3226
236 S. Commercial St. 361-645-3546
Goliad County Library 320 S. Commercial St. 361-645-2291
N. COURTHOUSE SQ. Goliad Country Fellowship 144 N. Courthouse Sq. 361-290-2396
Goliad Co. Farm Bureau 146 N. Courthouse Sq. 361-645-3218
Goliad Dental Care 317 S. Market St. 361-645-2381
BedGood Title Company 325 S. Market St.
S. COURTHOUSE SQ. Goliad Title Services 111 S. Courthouse Sq. 361-645-1000
Paulsgrove & Taylor PLLC
DeWitt Poth & Son
111 S. Courthouse Sq. 361-645-3234
154 N. Courthouse Sq. 361-550-3961
N. CHILTON AVENUE
111 N. Chilton Av.
Goliad Chamber of Commerce 138 S. Market St. 361-645-3563
Re/Max Land & Homes 142 S. Market St. Office: 361-551-0723 Agents Amanda Fuller:361-645-4593 Patricia Morris: 361-649-7268
SIG Insurance 222 S. Market St. 361-645-3277
2W Services 156 N. Courthouse Sq. 361-645-1010
Goliad Suddz Car Wash
W. END ST. Wendy Yanta Insurance 134 W. End St. 361-405-2024
a n a l P Day Trip TO GOLIAD, TX
Corpus Christi---------------Goliad (1hr 12m Drive) San Antonio------------------Goliad (1hr 44m Drive) Austin--------------------------Goliad (2hr 20m Drive) Houston-----------------------Goliad (2hr 33m Drive)
EAT & DRINK
Commercial Street Bar & Grill 212 S. Commercial St. 361-645-8558
Wine and beer bar in a fun and historical location. Spend the night on the town with great friends, cold drinks and regular LIVE music.
Blue Quail Deli 224 S. Commercial St. 361-645-1600
Great food and a casual relaxing atmosphere in which to eat. Soups including our award winning Cream of Jalapeno soup, salads, and deli sandwiches made with our fresh baked bread.
Deborah's Kitchen Table 244 S. Commercial St. 361-645-9164
Made from scratch home cooking done right. Come sit at Deborah’s Kitchen Table and enjoy the best food around with family and friends.
The Water Well Cafe 144 N. Courthouse Sq. 361-722-0977
Our menu is filled with comfort food that’ll take you back to mama’s house on a Sunday evening.
Two Scoops & More 108 N. Courthouse Sq. 214-704-1874
Two Scoops And More is located in Downtown Goliad, Tx serving Blue Bell Ice Cream and many sweet treats. Stop by and try our Flavor of the Week.
105 W. Pearl St. 361-405-2000
A local specialty shop catering to your sips, sweets and staying needs. Try one of our amazing coffees and homemade sweet treats.
Goliad Nutrition 145 E. Pearl St. Like Us On Facebook & Instagram @GoliadNutrition We are an amazing healthy alternative for breakfast and lunch! Offering the the absolute best shakes and teas ever!
s n o i t c a r Att Angel of Goliad
Hike & Bike Trail
Venture along the slow moving San Antonio River, this 3.9-mile hike and bike trail is rich with historical and natural treasures. It winds its way past the Mission Espiritu Santo, the Goliad State Park and the Presidio La Bahía.
Downtown District The Courthouse Square is a quintessential south Texas small town square. Plan a day trip and shop our vibrant boutiques and delicious treats. Our friendly atmosphere will have you feeling like a LOCAL by the end of your stay.
Branch River Park
The Goliad Paddling Trail meanders through an area Branch River Park links the historical with the steeped in Texas history. Be sure to bring your natural with a good dose of fun! Grab a snack from binoculars because this region is renowned for its Goliad’s historic courthouse square and have a unique wildlife. You might catch a glimpse of the quick picnic under the heritage oak trees. Test rare migratory birds that use this part of the San your skills on the 9-hole disc golf course. Antonio River as a corridor to the nearby coast. 445 S. Commercial St. (866) 345-7272 www.canoetrailgoliad.com www.sariverauthority.org https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/boat/paddlingtrails/inland/goliad/
y r o t s i H Presidio La Bahia
As a designated National Historic Landmark, it is considered the world's finest example of a Spanish frontier fort. Open seven days a week. Admission is $5 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, $2 for children 6-11, children under 6 are free. 217 US-183 361-645-3752 www.presidiolabahia.org
This 1894 Second Empire Style courthouse costing $76,888.95, was designed by Henry E.M. Guidon. In 2003, the building was restored with partial funding from the Courthouse Preservation Program. 127 N. Courthouse Sq. 361-645-3294
Goliad State Park
Native Americans, Spanish explorers and missionaries, Texian soldiers and early settlers walked the land of what is now Goliad State Park. Follow in their footsteps and peek into Texas’ past. Adult: $4 Daily, Child 12 Years and Under: Free 108 Park Rd. 6 361-645-3405 www.tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/goliad
Market House Museum
From 1886-1964, it was the Fire house for the Volunteer Fire Department. In 1967, it was renovated and renamed the Market House Museum and operated by the Goliad County Historical Commission. 205 S. Market St. 361-645-8767
n o i t a C Stay
1013 West Pearl 361-645-8215
Best Western Plus 754 East Pearl 361-645-3100
Barnhart q5 ranch & retreat FM 883, Berclair, TX 361-375-2824
124 S. Jefferson St. 361-645-3251
Quarters at Presidio la Bahia
goliad state park Campgrounds 108 Park Rd. 6
quarters at presidio la bahia 217 US-183
River House Goliad
Accepting Reservations July 2022
617 S. Commercial St. 713-385-7730
Barnhart Q5 Nature & Ranch Retreat
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Take a little piece of Goliad, TX back home with you.
Ask about our Main Street Totes These custom totes are available in our downtown retail business. Be sure to bring them with you during your next visit to receive a discount on your purchase at select stores. Shop. Dine. Explore Local.
Sponsored by Main Street Goliad
Goliad Flag Severed Arm, Bloody Sword 1836 "The Goliad flag was made personally by Captain Dimmitt himself....It was of white domestic, two yards in length and one in width, and in the center was a sinewy arm and hand, painted red, grasping a drawn sword of crimson.....The flagpole was made from a tall sycamore which was procured from the woods along the banks of the San Antonio River.....The flagstaff was in the yard of the quadrangle opposite the entrance to the officers' quarters." Available at Market House Museum
Goliad Trinkets Bloody Arm shirts and lots of other Goliad items…mugs, coasters, trivets.
Goliad Stickers $3.50 Each Available at Market House Museum
Available at Goliad Pharmacy & Gifts
Goliad’s Historic Sites Itinerary
11:00AM: Tour Goliad Markethouse Museum (1871) Built as a market house for meat and produce vendors, this building transitioned to firehouse in 1886, and now operates as a museum. FREE. Tues-Fri 10am-3pm. Call the Museum to arrange group tours of 10 + (361) 645-8767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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12:00-2:00 PM: Lunch and shopping on the Historic Courthouse Square
The Courthouse Square is a Main Street project, with charming facades, array of antique and clothing stores, an art gallery, and wonderful eateries. Review our Visit Goliad Facebook page for restaurants & menus available around the courthouse square. Save time for a walk through Goliad’s magnificent County Courthouse, built in 1894 (restoration completed 2004). Empire style courthouse lost its turrets and towers in a 1942 hurricane. The tower clock is musical!
Visit the Main Street District!
3:00-5:00 PM Tour Goliad State Park & Presidio la Bahia
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Park Road 6, 1 mile south of Goliad on Hwy 183. A Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. interpretive ranger will guide you through the Mission and the Museum. FEE. Contact Goliad State Park at (361) 645-3450 to schedule your tour. Next, visit the Presido la Bahia and Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. They are operated by The Catholic Diocese of Victoria. Check their website for events or book a night in the Quarters.
Enjoy outdoor dining at one of our pocket parks. Visit our 4-mile Hike Bike Trail that connects Downtown Goliad to the Mission Espíritu Santo (part of Goliad State Park), Presidio La Bahía, and the San Antonio River. Grab your canoe or kayak and float down the San Antonio River. Snap a #insta photo in front of our mural on S. Courthouse Sq.
Goliad Market Days 2nd Saturday of the Month
Goliad Market Days is an open-air market held in downtown Goliad around the beautiful Goliad Courthouse lawn. The vendors line the streets and sidewalks with shopping reminiscent of the trade days from the 1700’s. Goliad Market Days is held monthly on the second Saturday. The Goliad Chamber of Commerce has been operating Goliad Market Days for over 25 years.
Do you have a group of 10-50 members planning a trip to Goliad, TX? Contact Keli Miller at email@example.com to schedule your next visit.
GOLIAD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
Mark your calendars for our “Hotrod Hootenanny" September 10th at the Presidio La Bahia
WWW.GOLIADCC.ORG 361-645-3563 FACEBOOK @GOLIADMAKETDAYS @GOLIADCHAMBER
MissionsTour de Goliad
Saturday, October 15, 2022 Starts in Downtown Goliad Rain or Shine 10, 30, 50, & Metric Century Routes Line up 7:45 a.m. Starts 8:00 a.m.
You're invited to our 30th Annual Tour de Goliad! This bicycling tour has made a tradition of offering gentle, rolling hills in and around the historic county of Goliad! Riders of many different fitness levels will enjoy the relaxed and friendly bicycling experience. For more information contact the Goliad County Chamber of Commerce 361-645-3563.
Main Street Goliad Events
Main Street Goliad is proud to host 12 exciting community events. Plan a day trip to Downtown Goliad and take in the local life. Our small town has big time charm with our seasonal and shopping events. Annual Events First Friday- Sidewalk Sale February- Chocolate Crawl & Wine Tasting April- Easter Egg Hunt May- Imagine The Possibilities Tour June- Father's Day Car & Bike Show August- End of Summer Bash September- Dinner & A Show Dining on Main Street October- Scare on the Square November- Shop Small December- Christmas Tree Forest Ladies Night Out
www.mainstreetgoliad.com 361-645-3454 firstname.lastname@example.org
Father's Day AUTO SHOW
ALL MAKES & MODELS WELCOME (CARS, TRUCKS, SUVS AND BIKES)
SATURDAY, JUNE 18TH
CHECK IN 10:30-11:30 SHOW 12:00-3:00
Presented By Main Street Goliad
FREE EVENT | BRING YOUR LAWNCHAIRS| GAMES| FOOD| FAMILY FUN
www.mainstreetgoliad.com @MainStreetGoliad 361-645-3454
MUSIC FROM BY MAIN STREET GOLIAD PRESENTED FOOD DJ GIZZLE
LAWN GAMES BEST OF SHOW BEST CAR BEST TRUCK SCHEDULE BEST BIKE 10:30-11:30 CHECK-IN In front of Market House Museum 205 S. Market St.
AUTO SHOW Judging. Visit our Auto Show, Food Trucks, Family Games, & DJ Gizzle.
MAIN STREET GOLIAD FATHER'S DAY AUTO SHOW
Come enjoy a Root Beer on June 18th with Dad on the house. Limited to first
AWARDS Main Street Goliad will be awarding the Best of Show, Best Car, Best Truck and Best Bike. Following the awards join us as we take a cruise by the Goliad Nursing Home and give their residents a little blast from the past.
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