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Gonzales, Texas: Gonzales Museum: Famous Cannon

Highlight is the "Come and Take It" cannon that fired the first shot of Texans' war against Mexico in 1835.

414 Smith St., Gonzales, TX
From US-183 turn east (no stoplight) onto TX-146/St. Louis St. Drive nine blocks. Turn left (no stoplight) onto Smith St. You'll see the museum ahead on the right.
M-Sa 10-12 1-5, Su 1-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $5.
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Gonzales Memorial Museum

The cannon featured on the famous "Come and Take It" flag from the Texas Revolution is featured, along with other interesting images and items from local history. The museum is in the middle of town. Definitely worth an hour or so for any history buff.

[Arik, 01/21/2024]

Mexico had given the cannon to the Texans in 1831 for protection against Indians. When Mexico demanded it back four years later, the "Come and Take It" cannon fired the first shot of Texans' war for independence.

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