The Little Alsace of Texas
Castroville is a historic town rich in European appearance and traditions. The town was founded in 1844 by Henri Castro and a small group of colonists mostly from Alsace, France. More than 90 buildings and houses are registered as historic.
Restored 1850s inn preserves the story of Alsatian pioneers in Texas and offers tours of exhibits, historic structures, and the gristmill.
The Steinbach House, a small Alsatian house originally built in Wahlbach, France between 1618 and 1648, was gifted to Castroville and relocated to the Texas town in 1998. Restoration was completed in 2002, and the house opened to the public as a tourism and cultural center. Alsatian furniture and other items can be found throughout the house.