Texas is a big state with an even bigger history. Experience the real places and real stories of Texas through the Texas Historical Commission’s mobile tours, featuring a rich blend of images, videos, first-person interviews, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas.

This app helps you navigate the historical, cultural, and natural treasures that make Texas unique. Travel back in time and enrich your life through history as you visit such destinations as historic courthouses, Spanish Colonial missions, and frontier forts. Savor Texas’ cultural diversity through food, art, and neighborhoods. Walk in the footsteps of those who fought on Texas soil over disputes of land, settlement, and independence. Learn how World War II brought internment and POW camps and large military training efforts to the home front, while creating heroes from every corner of the state. Follow historic highways or the fate of shipwrecks and more through these exciting mobile tours.

What’s New

Version 1.12

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Maecenus ,

The core idea seems to be present but more work needed

I was discussing with some friends a similar idea for an app, a similar concept to this one as a location based Texas historical POI themed app. After a quick search, I came upon this and gave it a quick run. Though I think your concept is good generally speaking, the implementation needs some work I feel. First of all the UX isn't very concise, the button selectors should be located elsewhere, instead of along the bottom of the first page. The tours are a great idea but it's not obvious how to navigate to them. The location also doesn't seem to function when using the map. Although I think there is some valuable information, The brief tidbits that are thrown in could be expanded upon. Texas history is rich and diverse, there is a ton of sites that could be added to the maps.

JimPalmSprings ,

Beautifully Done With Amazing Content

This is among the best tourist/history apps I’ve ever seen. There are many ways to use this app from areas of personal interest such as African American, Native American, German or Hispanic history in Texas. Or an expansive section devoted to World War I or II. Also, geographic areas can be explored or by city or site name. There is information about scores of museums throughout the state and there are high quality professional videos throughout. I’ve got this app on my iPad for armchair exploring and my iPhone for real time adventures. Highly recommended!

Shendarella ,

Freezing on home page

The thinking circle freezes on the home page. It will let you share the app on all of the 5 choices but not let you take a tour, get instructions on how to use, on read about us or the app. See what is near by or click on favorites.
This app has the potential to be a great learning tool and is a wonderful idea. Please fix it.


TourSphere LLC
131.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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