Markethouse Museum

The Goliad Markethouse Museum is located in an 1871 building. The building was first used as a markethouse for meat and produce vendors. It became home to the Goliad Fire Department and was the firehouse from 1886 until 1964. The Goliad County Historical Commission began operating the Markethouse Museum in 1967.

The Museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of Goliad. The Museum contains exhibits and information on topics including Native Americans, Ranching History, Family History of Early Settlers, Goliad County Communities, Militaria, Farming Equipment and Firehouse Artifacts. A collection of historic maps, an antique static electricity generator and a nineteenth century broom factory are highlights of the Museum.

Unique souvenirs, T-shirts, books and flags are available for purchase. Free visitor information brochures and maps are available.


Museum location

205 S. Market Street
Goliad, TX

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 8
Goliad, TX 77963

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Hours of Operation

The Goliad Markethouse Museum is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday 10am – 3pm.

Admission is free.

Please call the museum at 361-645-8767 to arrange group tours for groups of 10 or more.