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Trips, Treks & Adventures San Marcos Itineraries

Charles S. Cock House Museum

Charles S. Cock House, erected in 1867, is a modest, vernacular Greek Revival structure and the oldest remaining residential building in San Marcos. For the last 20 years, it has been the home of Cottage Kitchen.  Volunteers prepare a home cooked lunch on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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Veramendi Plaza

One of the most scenic, historic and popular parks in San Marcos, Juan Veramendi Plaza is known for its iconic gazebo, the Charles S. Cock House Museum, the Merriman Cabin, the Dr. Gwen K. Smith Fountain, and the tree-lined pathway to the Riverwalk.

Merriman Cabin

The historic Merriman Cabin was built in 1846 by Dr. Eli T. Merriman (1815-1867), a Yale graduate and 1838 Texas settler.

San Marcos Plaza Park

Located on the banks of the San Marcos River, the park is 5.1 acres with hike/bike trails, wooden deck, large permanent stage (available for special events), and the Fish Hatchery Building (available for rental).