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Jefferson, Texas

  • Excelsior House

    19th-century hotel numbered among its guests Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Jay Gould and Oscar Wilde. Guest rooms feature period furnishings of maple, cherry and mahogany and include marble-t...
    Excelsior House
  • First Bed and Breakfast in Texas/Pride House

    First bed and breakfast in state. This Victorian mansion features more than 30 original stained glass windows and 12-ft. tall ceilings. Elegantly furnished....
    First Bed and Breakfast in Texas/Pride House
  • Historic Inns

    Excelsior House - 19th-century hotel numbered among its guests Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Jay Gould and Oscar Wilde. Guest rooms feature period furnishings of maple, cherry and mahogany an...
    Historic Inns
  • Jefferson Hotel

    A cotton warehouse in 1861, converted to hotel 1900, restored as country inn and restaurant. Turn-of-the-century iron beds, Victorian dressers, rocking chairs; 22 rooms with baths. In front, old-fashi...
    Jefferson Hotel

Attractions and Upcoming Events


Historic Homes Tours

Many of city's fine old homes are open during annual Historical Pilgrimage, first weekend in May and Candlelight Tour first two weekends in Dec. Others, below, are private residences and are generally open at times listed;

Jefferson, TX Tours


First Bed and Breakfast in Texas/Pride House

First bed and breakfast in state. This Victorian mansion features more than 30 original stained glass windows and 12

Jefferson, TX Historic Hotels


Things to do near Jefferson, TX

Millard's Crossing

A reconstructed historic village on 37 acres just north of the city depicts a broad sampling of East Texas architecture from ...

World's Richest Acre Park

On part of one downtown block, actually about 1.2 acres, once stood greatest concentration of oil wells in the world producin...

Big Thicket Canoe Trips

Located on Village Creek in the heart of the Big Thicket, you can take a short trip of three to four hours, or two to three d...

Reo Palm Isle

A Longview landmark which opened in 1937 as the Palm Isle Club. Operated during WWII by owner of Mattie's Ballroom, another p...