Cultural

What makes Liberty unique? You can ring the first exact replica of The Liberty Bell, walk the plazas once trod by Napoleonic exiles and heroes of Republic, visit the replica of the Governor’s mansion completed to the architect’s plans. Liberty’s roots go deep in the history of Texas. Liberty has been welcoming visitors for more than three centuries. Liberty is the third oldest city in Texas and the only City that can lay claim to being home to two Presidents of the Republic of Texas—David G. Burnet and General Sam Houston. Alamo commander William Barret Travis was also a lawyer in Liberty. More than 50 men from Liberty County fought at the battle of San Jacinto. In the more recent past, Liberty has been home to Texas Governor Price Daniel and Speaker of the House Price Daniel Jr.

Liberty’s historic homes, national landmarks and scenic natural resources enhance the city’s unique downtown charm as tourist visit the Liberty County Courthouse, Sam Houston Plaza, and the Liberty Bell Tower located at the Geraldine D. Humphreys Cultural Center which also houses the Municipal Library. At the nearby Liberty Opry, visitors may be entertained by the local Valley Players. Historical markers, including Champ D’Asile, LaBahia Trail, and Mexican Hill, are sited throughout the community.

The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center serves as of the official regional historical depository for 10 counties of southeast Texas as well as containing the Texana collection of former Governor Price Daniel and his papers. Among the structures located on the Library grounds is the Price Daniel Home—a replica of the Texas Governor’s Mansion built by Judge and Mrs. Daniel.

In March of every year, the City of Liberty hosts the Liberty Jubilee, a family celebration of local community and heritage. The festival began in 1986 as part of the Texas Sesquicentennial Celebration.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

  • “We believe in life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    The Liberty Community Development Corporation works to create commercial and industrial growth, tourist attractions, and residential appeal for those seeking community living, and a rural lifestyle.

    Let Liberty be your destination.”

 

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