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Brownsville History

Rich in history, Brownsville is one of the States’ most historic cities and has multiple sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Rich in history, Brownsville is one of the States’ most historic cities and has multiple sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Brownsville played an instrumental part in the Texas Revolution, the Mexican–American War and in the American Civil War.

Many events that took place here in Brownsville have profoundly influenced the development of Texas and the United States. Visit our museums to learn more about Brownsville’s place in history. Check out the Brownsville Historical Association’s website for more information.

Follow along as our very own Dr. Anthony Knopp, Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau Board member, historian and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Professor, as he shares his knowledge on Brownsville in Knopp Knows.

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