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Printable Matagorda Driving Tour
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Matagorda For Kids

Matagorda History

Matagorda Chamber of Commerce

Watch Matagorda on Road Trippin 2013

Matagorda Historical Markers

Markers at Matagorda Cemetery
Matagorda Cemetery

Major George Morse Collinsworth
S. Rhoads Fisher
Sinclair David Gervais

Albert Clinton Horton

Ira Ingram

Seth Ingram
Dr. Albert Moses Levy

Richard Royster Royall

Benjamin and Esther Randall Wightman,First Burials in Matagorda Cemetery
Battle Island - approximately 3 miles east of Matagorda Cemetery on South Gulf Road


Historic Homes & Masonic Lodge
Culver Home
Dale-Rugeley-Sisk House
Fisher-Sargent-Gottschalk House
Matagorda Lodge No. 7, A. F. & A. M.
Markers at Matagorda Park
Early Texas Freighting
Old Matagorda Post Office
Jane McManus
Church Markers
Christ Episcopal Church
City of Matagorda

Little Bethel AME Church - history only
Matagorda Methodist Church
St. Peter's Baptist Church


Matagorda Cemetery

Founded 1830

Printable Walking Tour

Matagorda Cemetery Virtual Tour

Matagorda Cemetery Road     SH 60 & S Gulf Road
2842'4.31"N     9557'20.30"W



The Matagorda Historical Society operates these two mini-musuems in Matagorda.


Old Post Office African-American Schoolhouse

Matagorda Public Library

717 Wightman

in cooperation with
Matagorda Elementary School



Dine in Restaurants Reflecting Matagorda's History

Waterfront Restaurant
190 County Road 214 at the Harbor      979-863-2520
HOURS: Mon-Sun 11am-9pm; Thu 11am-9pm;
Fri-Sat 11am-10pm

The Waterfront, which specializes in seafood, is located at the Harbor.

River Bend
FM 2031, 1 mile south of the bridge          979-863-7481
HOURS: Sun, Wed-Sat 11am-10pm

Eat fresh seafood while watching river traffic and the wild hogs across the river.

773 Cypress          979-863-7766
HOURS: Sun 11am-2pm; Mon-Tues 5:30am-9pm;
Fri-Sat 5:30am-9pm

Spoonbill's is located in a renovated home, thus preserving another early Matagorda building.

Poco Playa
582 Fisher Street          979-863-7308
HOURS: Sun 11am-Midnight; Wed 11am-Midnight;
Thu-Sat 11am-2am

Poco Playa is a newcomer to Matagorda and has a collection of vintage items and pictures decorating the inside.


Shop in Businesses Located in Matagorda's Historic Buildings

Lena's Landing

800 Fisher Street          979-863-2020
WINTER HOURS: Thu-Sun 10am-5pm
SUMMER HOURS: Sun-Sat 10am-5:30pm
Souvenirs, Gifts, T-Shirts, Beach Decor
and Hand-Dipped Blue Bell Ice Cream

Lena's Landing is located in the Matagorda Masonic Lodge building. The Lodge, which dates back to 1838,  meets on the second floor and the first floor over the years has housed a restaurant and most recently the Matagorda Branch of the Bay City Public Library.

Matagorda Harbor House
244 Fisher Street          979-863-7110
HOURS: Sun-Sat 10am-5pm
Furnishings, Nautical Items and Unique Whimsical Gifts

This building was a former store where the Banyansco brothers sat on a bench every day and waved to everyone passing by.


Matagorda Shoppe

214 Fisher Street          979-863-2268
HOURS:  Sun-Sat 10am-5pm
T-Shirts, Souvenirs, Beach Items

This building was built by the Parsutt family and operated as the Shell Shoppe for many years. The Matagorda Shoppe carries on the tradition of providing souvenirs and gifts for Matagorda residents and visitors.

High Tide

Corner of Fisher & Caney         
Gifts, Nautical Items, Imports

The building in which High Tide is located was formerly the Methodist Church parsonage.


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