Victoria is one of the oldest cities in Texas, founded by Martin de Leon in 1824. Located between Houston and Corpus Christi, Victoria is the perfect base camp for Coastal Bend region adventure. Come explore our rich history, check out our arts & festival scene, and enjoy nature or water recreation. Then, head out in any direction to follow the Texas Independence and Chisholm Trails or experience world class salt water fishing. Visit ExploreVictoriaTexas.com for more information.

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Get your free "I Explored Victoria, Texas!" t-shirt today!

Visit three of the locations listed below, take a selfie at each and post them on Explore Victoria’s Facebook page. Then come into the Visitors Center at 700 North Main, Suite 101 and we’ll give you a t-shirt! For those of you who are selfie and/or Facebook challenged, visit at least three locations, come see us at the Visitors Center and tell us all about it. We’ll take your photo right here and post it. How fun is that?

Explore Victoria’s History Locations

For your convenience, a printer-friendly list is available to download: Explore Victoria History Locations