Texas Forts Trail Region

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

Austin: Real Places Heritage Tourism & Historic Preservation Conference

January 16, 2019 - 7:00am to 12:00pm

Registration is now open for REAL PLACES, our historic preservation and heritage tourism conference, which encourages individuals or communities who are passionate about seeking out, saving, and leveraging the real places and real stories of our communities.

Texas has an almost-embarrassing trove of historic and cultural treasures. Heritage travelers in our state spend an estimated $7.3 billion annually and support more than 54,000 jobs.

Learn best practices and strategies to promote and increase visitation to your community's historic places and to protect and preserve the rich heritage of the Lone Star State. 

We are so pleased that Gene Kranz, legendary leader of the “Tiger Team” of flight directors who brought the Apollo 13 spaceship safely back to Earth on April 17, 1970, will be the keynote speaker at our THC Awards Banquet on Thursday, January 17 (included with your conference registration).



  • Sheraton Austin at the Capitol
  • 701 E 11th St
  • Austin, Texas
  • 78701