Presidio de San Sabá

Historic Presidio in Menard, Texas

Welcome to Presidio de San Sabá

Founded in 1757, the Presidio de San Sabá was operated by the Colonial Spanish Army until abandoned in 1772 by order of the Viceroy of New Spain.

There is no admission charge and visitors are welcome to a self guided tour year-round! Group tours are available with advance notice.


The Presidio is used by Living Historians and Reenactors. Upcoming events will be posted on this site and Facebook.

Self-Guided Tours

Visitors to the site can have a self guided tour of the Presidio with several explanatory signs.

Photography Encouraged

Photography is encouraged, day or night. Personal self-contained lighting is required for night photography.

Take a Virtual Tour

Visit the Presidio de San Sabá virtually - by exploring an interactive 3D rendering of the site.

Coming Soon!

Restoration Project

The Presidio de San Sabá Restoration Corporation (PRC) is a non-profit volunteer organization 501(c)(3) that assists with funding for special projects and upkeep of the Presidio.

Phase one of the current restoration was started in 2011 with a grant from the Texas Historical Commission. There are more phases to come as soon as there are funds available.

Photos and Facts

Photography by John Cobb

Location / Directions

Driving Directions

Leaving Menard, one mile west of the intersection of US Hwy 190 and US Hwy 83, the entrance to the Presidio de San Sabá is well lit and marked by signs.


191 Presidio Rd, Menard, TX 76859

Presidio de San Sabá
191 Presidio Rd, Menard, TX 76859
You can support preservation and restoration of the Presidio de San Sabá with your donations.

Picnic Pavilion Rental

If you would like to rent the Picnic Pavilion, contact the County Judge’s office for more details and fees.
(325) 396-4789

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