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Huntsville, Texas

Huntsville was founded as an Indian trading post in 1836, the year of Texas independence. Sam Houston was one of many prominent early Texans who lived here.

Today Huntsville is yours to explore. Adventures begin here in one of Texas' oldest cities. It's the location of the headquarters of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division, and home of Sam Houston State University. Well kept, restored turn-of-the-century homes dot the city. The historic downtown area, a Texas Main Street City, is home to a variety of antique, and arts and crafts shops.

Be sure to see the beautiful mural of Sam Houston by architectural illusionist Richard Haas on the northeastern edge of the square. The annual "Fair on the Square" festival is held the first Saturday in October.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Huntsville, TX

Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Center & Museum

Housed in old Cotton Belt Railroad depot. Exhibits include artifacts, photos and documents from 1854 when town established. A...

B.A. Steinhagen Camp areas

Open 7 days a week year-round and located at the edge of the Big Thicket National Preserve, the park is in the heavily-forest...

Harrison County Historical Museum

Temporarily housed in the Ginocchio Hotel while the former county courthouse is remodeled. Exhibits depict history of Marshal...

Ezekiel Airship

In 1902 an inspired preacher-inventor built an airship based on description in Biblical book of Ezekiel. Said to have flown b...