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Washington County, Texas
"Baseball Capitol of Texas"
Chamber of Commerce.
Antique Carousel, Brenham Heritage Museum, Burton Farmers Gin, Chappell Hill Historic District, The Citadel, Ellison's Greenhouses, Historic Downtown Brenham shopping & dining, Old Baylor Park, Monastery of St. Clare Miniature Horse Farm, Nueces Canyone Equestrian Resort, Pleasant Hill Winery, Stagecoach Inn, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical Park -- the "Birthplace of Texas", Star of the Republic Museum, Unity Theatre, 30 bed & breakfast inns, 7 hotels, wide range of restaurants and specialty shops, 5 museums, several art galleries.
Brenham is where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed in 1836. Historical sites abound. Festivals & special events held nearly every weekend. Between mid-March and early May, Brenham is the HEART of the bluebonnet region! A wide range of wildflowers blooms during this time, and a Scenic & Historic Driving Route exists. Free maps are available from the Chamber of Commerce. Call toll-free 1-888-BRENHAM for more information.
Independence Baptist Church and Museum
not far from Brenham in Independence
10405 FM 50.
Open W - Sat 10am - 4pm
Phone: (979) 836-5117
Tour the oldest continual Baptist church in Texas. The Rev. Paul Sevar is a gracious host and will arrange personal tours for groups by appointment. The impressive standing columns and ruins of the original site of Baylor College are close by.
Antique Rose Emporium
Hours: M - Sat 9am - 6pm; Sun 11 am - 5:30pm
Phone: (979) 836-5548.
This is a delightful destination in itself. The Antique Rose Emporium is a nursery, gift shop and display garden created by horticulturist and proprietor Michael Shoup. Selection includes rare antique roses, perennial herbs, gifts and garden-related items.
Blue Bell Creamery
1101 S. Horton St./FM 577
Hours: M - F 10 am - 3 pm Reservations recommended;The "little creamery in Brenham" is a popular stop for visitors. You can tour the business that made this town famous and enjoy samples in its old-fashioned ice cream shop. Groups of 15 or more require reservations.
1808 S. Horton St.
Hours: M - F 9 am - 5 pm, Sat 9 am - 3:30 pm.
Call 979-836-0084 for tour information. Ellison's is a breathtaking, working greenhouse located on 5 acres at two sites. Ellison's is famous for its annual poinsettia production, but also features year-round blooms. Tours are available by appointment.
Brenham Heritage Museum
105 S Market St
Brenham, TX 77833-3756
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