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Depot Museum and Children's Discovery Center

Restored 1901 Missouri Pacific RR depot houses museum of county history in old waiting room and office. Warehouse portion is hands-on learning center for children 3 to 11. On grounds is 1908 restored "Arnold Outhouse," first in state to receive historical marker. Ornate, gingerbread-style, "

Henderson, TX Museums


East Texas Discovery Well

In 1927, Columbus M. "Dad" Joiner believed there was oil in Rusk County. Joiner and an Oklahoma attorney and oil promoter had won and lost two fortunes in oil, and despite nearing age 70, he was beginning another search "without even the proverbial shoestring."

Henderson, TX Oil History

Harmony Hill Ghost Town

Eighteen miles northeast on Texas 43, The Harmony Hill Ghost Town was important trade center known as Nip and Tuck in 1850. Bypassed by railroads, the town declined, and in 1906

Henderson, TX Ghost Towns

Rose Hill Ampitheater

Unique amphitheater is located in natural crater that is 60 feet deep and 300

Henderson, TX Amphitheaters

Things to do near Henderson, TX

Scenic Drive

Texas 155 north, six miles to Barnwell Mountain roadside park and overlook. Most roads in area offer a mixture of pine and ha...

Briarwood Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Museum of East Texas

Housed in historic 1905 Episcopal Church. Changing exhibits in art, science and history. Permanent Rotary Gallery of Art feat...

Oak Lawn Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...