Heritage and History

Discover Texas heritage and history in San Marcos!

Charles S. Cock House Museum

Capacity: 40-50

Charles S. Cock House, erected in 1867, is a modest, vernacular Greek Revival structure and the oldest remaining residential building in San Marcos. The historical home is composed of three rooms and a full size kitchen.

LBJ Museum of San Marcos

Downtown | Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States lived in San Marcos while earning a degree in history and a permanent teaching certificate from Texas State University.

Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos

Temporarily Closed

The Centro's programs and educational curriculum include the areas of visual art, theater, dance, literature, music, multi-media and the culinary arts.

Residential Historic Districts

Take in our historic homes and architecture. San Marcos is fortunate to have preserved its past and many residential neighborhoods are designated as Historic Districts. The areas contain a variety of Victorian, Classical Revival, and Craftsman architecture built between 1880 and the 1940’s. Start at the intersection of Belvin and Endicott.

Root Cellar Cafe

Downtown | Root Cellar is proud to be a part of San Marcos culture. The wait staff and experienced chefs are sure to provide an extraordinary experience to keep you coming back time and time again.