Texas Tropical Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

San Benito : San Benito History Museum

Photo by TXDOT

Like most border towns, San Benito was born with the arrival of irrigation and the railroad. Anglo farmers hired locals to clear brushland and build canals, and town founder Sam A. Robertson brought in the San Benito and Rio Grande Valley Railroad. The San Benito History Museum uses historic photos to tell the stories of early settlers.


  • 210 East Heywood Street
  • San Benito , Texas
  • 78586


Hours & Fees

  • Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Adults: $3, Children under 12: $1.50
    Admission also includes the Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame & Museum and the Freddy Fender Museum.