El Camino Real

Teachers' Workshop: An El Camino Real Journey

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
Alto, Texas

June 24-25, 2017

TEA Approved for CPE Credit

$100, lunch and materials included.


Designated as a National Historic Trail in 2004, El Camino Real de Los Tejas is a corridor of indigenous trails first utilized by early European explorers to contact the Caddo living deep in the forests of eastern Texas. Over two days we will learn about the history of the trail, explore historic sites associated with Spanish exploration and settlement in the region, and tour existing remnants of the historic trail. Discussions will focus on the trail’s historic context, the trail’s significant contribution to the multi-cultural evolution of the state, and the trail’s importance in the history of the United States.

We will visit the Stone Fort Museum, Mission Dolores State Historic Site, and Lobanillo swales. We will learn how to play card and dice games played by Spanish settlers during the time of El Camino Real.

Prep for the day
Both days will include walking/ short hikes and other outdoor activities. Please wear, or bring, closed toed shoes. You may want a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, and anything else that will make you comfortable outdoors.

Staying the night?
Caddo Mounds State Historic Site is about 30 minutes from:





15 minutes from:
Rusk (The Weston hotel)

and 6 miles from Mission Tejas State Park (should you want to camp)

Refund Policy: Refunds will be granted for cancellations received by June 9, 2017. No refunds after June 10, 2017


For more information, contact:

Rachel Galan, Educator/Interpreter
email Rachel