The Texas Historical Commission’s latest travel guide, Hispanic Texans: Journey from Empire to Statehood, is available now for free download and online ordering at

The 100-page, full color travel guide showcases hundreds of heritage tourism sites across the state, each featuring cultural and historical attractions significant to the Hispanic experience in Texas. The book is arranged by location in the Texas Heritage Trails Regions, allowing readers to plan heritage travel journeys or find specific attractions as they travel for business or pleasure across the state.

“The THC’s new travel guide is our biggest and most comprehensive cultural heritage guide yet,” said THC Executive Director Mark Wolfe. “It’s an invaluable guide for travelers across Texas while also showcasing the history and contributions of a culture that created and continues to create the Lone Star State. Get a copy of this free guide and go out and explore these unique attractions today.”

Texas’ recorded history begins with the arrival of Spanish explorers in the first years of the 16th century, and Hispanics from Mexico and around the world have left their cultural imprint on Texas for 500 years. From celebrations and traditions like Cinco de Mayo, to architecture, music, cuisine, internationally-recognized artists and influential politicians, Hispanic heritage has left its mark on the foundations of Texas.
Travel to Texas’ many Hispanic heritage sites is a fun and meaningful way to learn about and connect with the culture that helped make Texas what it is today.

Hispanic Texans: Journey from Empire to Statehood is free and can be ordered online, or downloaded as a PDF. Visit for more information. The new guide joins the suite of travel guides that includes African Americans in Texas: A Lasting Legacy and the recently released Texas Heritage Travel Guide that leads visitors to thousands of historic sites across 10 regions of the Texas Heritage Trails Program.

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