Jefferson Things to Do

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  • 1. Basin Bayou Cruise

    The Turning Basin Bayou Cruise was a great Sunday afternoon diversion. We had never explored a bayou by boat before, so we were ready for a new experience (pics 1 &2)! We cruised up Big Cyprus Bayou...

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  • 2. Gone With the Wind Museum

    While researching Jefferson, I read about The Gone With the Wind Museum, whose collection of paraphenalia from the movie of the same name was compiled over a period of twenty five years. Not only do I...

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  • 3. Carriage Rides

    Mr. Tom and Liza Jane. Jefferson, Texas carriage rides are the best. Mr. Tom looks very vintage himself which just adds to the great tour he gave my husband and myself of Jefferson, Texas. Thanks...

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  • 4. Jay Gould's Railroad Car

    This is the private railroad car of Jay Gould a noted financier and owner of several railroads. It was built in 1888 to Gould's specifications and was named the "Atalanta". The car had four...

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  • 5. Jefferson Historical Museum

    The Jefferson Historical Society Museum is located in the Old U. S. Post Office Building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum offers four floors of displays about...

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  • 6. Schluter Home

    Although this home is not open to the public, I'm including it in my tips because it's an example of the late Greek Revival style of architecture. It's located in a quiet section of Jefferson near a...

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  • 7. Jefferson Playhouse

    The Jefferson Playhouse and Ruth Lester House (formerly the Hebrew Sinai Synagogue) was built around 1860 as a private residence and after several changes in ownership, it was purchased in 1869 for...

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  • 8. First United Methodist

    Like most small towns, at its heart you'll find churches of many denominations. Though not soaring cathedrals, these unassuming structures house the faithful and help foster a community spirit. One...

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  • 9. Carnegie Library

    The Carnegie Library was a gift from the Carnegie Foundation in 1890 and one of 4 such libraries in Texas. It is one of few such libraries still serving its original purpose. The second floor was...

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  • 10. The Texas History Museum

    The Texas History Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Texas' rich heritage. It is located in the 1865 Haywood House at the corner of Dallas and Market streets. Its quite a...

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  • 11. Cypress Valley Education Center

    The Cypress Valley Education Center overlooks Big Cypress Bayou in the historic downtown area of Jefferson. It was built in the New Orleans style with brick walkways, courtyard, and elegant balconies...

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  • 12. Atalanta Railroad Car

    This was tycoon Jay Gould’s ‘Palace on Wheels’. It is a luxurious 88ft custom railroad car with mahogany, maple and silver interiors. It was Goulds home and office as he travelled with family...

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  • 14. Jefferson and Marion County

    I definitely recommend visiting Jefferson!Jefferson is a very historic town of about 2100 (up 4% since 2000) located at the intersection of US Highway 59 and...

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  • 15. R. B. Walker House

    This impressive home was built in 1910 using the Classical Revival style of architecture. It was the home of Robert Bruce Walker and his family until 1972....

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  • 16. First Baptist Church

    As was frequently the case, it was not long after the first settlers arrived in the area that churches were organized. The First Baptist Church was formed here...

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  • 17. Excelsior House Hotel

    There are many historical sites in Jefferson. One of them is the Excelsior Hotel. The frame part of the hotel was built in the 1850s and the brick addition...

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  • 18. Otstott Park

    This nice park is in the downtown area of Jefferson and is used as a site for weddings, celebrations of national holidays and various other community...

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  • 19. Celebrate your birthday in style!

    As a surprise birthday party for my 60th, my son flew in one of my close friends from when we lived in California, and treated me to an evening out in...

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  • 20. Jefferson Historical Pilgrimage--May 2008

    UPDATE: (May '08) The Historical Pilgrimage was an interesting and enjoyable event! All four homes were a joy to tour and gave us the opportunity to glimpse...

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  • 21. Take a Walking Tour--Jefferson's B&Bs

    Jefferson has many restored buildings and homes, so a walk about town was truly enlightening. This is said to be a town of bed and breakfasts, so many of the...

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  • 22. The Farewell to the Troops

    A moving re-enactment ceremony occurred on Sunday morning at 10:00 am in front of Christ Episcopal Church, where a presentation of colors was made to the...

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  • 23. Bivouacks

    As we followed the battle, we came across this peaceful bivouack set up in a small park near the center of town. Men and women were in costume, some settling...

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  • 24. The Battle of Port Jefferson Re-Enactment

    Imagination created the Battle of Port Jefferson, a re-enactment portraying what may have happened IF the Confederate troops had not defeated Union General...

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  • 25. Get Into the Swing of Things

    A Mardi Gras celebration always seems to be accompanied by high spirits, festive atmosphere and colorful bead necklaces! Beads of all shapes and sizes were sold...

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