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Liendo Plantation

38653 Wyatt Chapel Road, Hempstead, TX 77445, USA

This Greek Revival-style home was built by Leonard Waller Groce and is among the most famous and historic plantations in Texas. Liendo was built by slave labor and completed in 1853. During the Civil War, Camp Groce was established at Liendo, where cavalry, artillery, and infantry were recruited. Converted to a prisoner of war camp, it housed troops captured at the Battle of Galveston. From Sept. 1 to Dec. 1, 1865, the plantation was the camp for Gen. G.A. Custer and his command.


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From Highway 290 take the FM 1488 exit; travel 1 mile northeast and turn right on Wyatt Chapel Road. The plantation is 0.5 mile on the right on Wyatt Chapel Road.

Visitor Services


Regular Events

November: Civil War weekend.

Available Interpretation

Docent-led tours

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Adults $7.00, seniors, groups and students $5.00


First Saturday of each month; tours given at 10:00 A.M., 11:30 A.M., and 1:00 P.M.



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