Jefferson, Texas is known for it’s big events such as Mardi Gras, Spring Pilgrimage, 4th of July Celebration, Boo Run Biker Rally and the Candlelight Tour of Homes. However when there is not a big event going on, there’s always something going on in Jefferson.
Tour one of the many historic homes in Jefferson. The Alley-McKay House, Culberson House, Delta Street Inn, The Excelsior, House of the Seasons, Scarlett O’Hardy’s, The Virginia Cross and the Charles House are all available, by appointment, for tours.
Did you know Jefferson has five museums? The Jefferson Historical Museum has four floors of historic artifacts. Also view vintage automobiles at the Lafayette Street Vintage Car Museum. The Mason Dixon Line Military Museum has one of the largest Civil War artifact collections in the region. While Scarlett O’Hardy’s Gone With the Wind Museum has one of the largest private Gone With the Wind collections in the United States. Finish your Jefferson museum tour with a visit to the Museum of Measurement and Time, an intriguing look at clocks, historical surveying tools and historic maps.
If you’re interested in things that “go bump in the night”, Jefferson is one of the most haunted cities in Texas. Visit The Grove and take a tour of the most haunted house in Jefferson. On Friday and Saturday go on the Historic Jefferson Ghost Walk and learn all about Jefferson’s haunts & legends.
Jefferson is easily toured by walking but there also other options for touring Jefferson. The Lone Star Carriage Company offers horse drawn carriage tours or go on the Jefferson Mule Drawn Wagon Tour. Rent a bike at Pedal Power and take a spin around Jefferson’s historic neighborhoods. Jefferson also is home to an authentic narrow gauge steam train, ride the Historic Jefferson Railway and take in the unique landscape of Big Cypress Bayou and East Texas.
Jefferson is also home to four live theater groups, which showcase local talent. The Opera House Theatre Players, The Sanctuary Players, The Excelsior House Players and the Glory Dayz Players offer unique productions throughout the year.
So, if you miss one of Jefferson’s big marquee events, don’t worry. There’s always something going on in Jefferson! For more information about these events and attractions visit http://www.visitjeffersontexas.com or call the Tourism Office at 903-665-3733.
Tammy on Jefferson’s Historic Arc…
- african american history
- civil rights
- civil war
- haunted house
- historic preservation
- southern culture
- toys for tots
- victorian clothing