THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA

After experiencing the very spot “Where Texas Became Texas” at the Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site and enjoying all we have to offer, we encourage you to explore the area. The beautiful countryside and towns near the park have an abundance of offerings for history buffs, wine connoisseurs, antique shoppers, arts aficionados, nature lovers, families, cyclists and so much more.

Numerous wineries dot the rolling hills, and vibrant town squares offer exclusive shopping and delectable food choices. Blue Bell Creameries is a must-see destination, and the Antique Rose Emporium is world-renowned for its roses. The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is located in College Station on the Texas A&M campus. The relaxed pace of the rural towns makes the area a perfect place to vacation allowing you to explore early (and present-day) Texas at the Brenham Heritage Museum, Burton Cotton Gin, Chappell Hill Historic District, Downtown Navasota, Old Baylor Park in Independence and many other sites and events.

Follow the Texas Independence Trail from Washington on the Brazos and learn about Texas’ struggle for independence and its years as a sovereign republic. The trail leads travelers to other integral historic landmarks so they can experience the spirit of Texas through significant events and battles leading to our independence.

For more information on our surrounding cities:
Visitbrenhamtexas.com
Downtownbrenham.com
Navasota.gov

Calendar of Washington County Events 2018:

Uptown Swirl, Downtown Brenham: January 13,  3pm-7pm
Heritage Society Spring Home Tour: April 8, 1pm-4pm
Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas: April 14-15, 9am-6pm (Sat) 10am-5pm (Sun)
Burton Cotton Gin Festival: April 20-21, 6pm-’til (Fri) 9am-6pm (Sat)
Camp For All Family Day & Open House: April 29, 2pm-5pm
The 128th Brenham Maifest: May 4-5
Summer Sip, Downtown Brenham: June 16, 3pm-7pm
Harvest Grape Stomp at Windy Winery: July 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 August 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 11am-5pm (Sat) noon-4pm (Sun)
Summer Cowboy Event: July 4, 10:30am-1:30pm
Hot Nights, Cool Tunes Concert Series: July 7, 14, 21, 28
Chappell Hill Lavender and Wine Fest: August 11, 9am-3pm
Washington County Fair: September 18-22
Annual Scarecrow Festival: October 13-14, 9am-6pm (Sat) 10am-5pm (Sun)
Hermann Furniture presents Christmas at the Mansion: November 3-4, 10am-5pm (Sat) 1pm-4pm (Sun)
Martha’s Bloomers hosts 18th Annual Holiday in the Garden: November 16, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Brenham Christmas Stroll & Lighted Parade: November 30-December 1

Calendar of Navasota Events 2018:

First Responders Day: May 19th
Sounds of Summer: June 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th.
Parade: July 4th
Lamborghini Festival: October 13th

Nearby Hotels:

Ant Street Inn
Best Western Inn of Brenham
Best Western Inn of Navasota
Hampton Inn & Suites
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

Nearby Campgrounds & RV:

Artesian Park RV Campground
Lake Sommerville
Live Oak Resort
Washington County Fairgrounds

Nearby Dining:

R Place (.3 miles)
Classic Rock Coffee Company (8.2 miles)
The Cafe at Martha’s Bloomers (10.4 miles)
Erik’s Mexican Restaurant (10.8 miles)
Mallet Brothers BBQ (11.4 miles)
Beavers Kitchen (17 miles)
Chappell Hill Bakery & Deli (18 miles)
Volare Italian Restaurant (18.7 miles)
96 West (19.1 miles)
BT Longhorn Saloon & Steakhouse (19.1 miles)
Brenham Grill at Ant Street Inn (19.1 miles)
Yumm! (19.1 miles)
Wired and Inspired Coffee Bar (19.2 miles)
Must Be Heaven (19.3 miles)
The Funky Art Cafe (19.3 miles)

Other Area Attractions

Blue Bell Creameries
George Bush Presidential Library
Antique Rose Emporium
Chappell Hill Historic District
Blues Alley Navasota
Independence Trail
Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail
Lake Somerville
Old Baylor Park
Round Top Festival Institute

Other Area Events

Texas Birthday Bash
Antique Weekend
The Texas Renaissance Festival
Santa’s Wonderland
Bluebonnet Festival
Scarecrow Festival
Navasota Blues Fest
Round Top Festival Institute