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  • Victoria’s Museum of the Coastal Bend may serve to archive and interpret the history and heritage of mid-coast Texas but it also offers up something that no other museum has– the centerpiece exhibit of seven French cannons discovered by archeologists while excavating the Fort St. Louis site near Victoria.

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  • People have lived in this area for more than 13,000 years. Explore their lives.

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  • Schedule a tour for your group, club, school, or association! We'll give a guided tour through Texas' past.

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  • Our exhibits are entirely renovated for 2014. Come explore Where Texas History Began.

  • We're now accepting field trip reservations for school year 2014-15! Our interactive programs meet state standards -- plus they're fun!





The Museum of the Coastal Bend

The Museum of the Coastal Bend showcases the rich multi-cultural heritage Texas' mid-coastal region. The museum's purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, interpret, and educate using the history and heritage of the region.

Where Texas History Began