Puzzled about how you haven't visited Brenham yet? Spend a little time solving these and you may be inspired to plan your trip here. Click on the photo to open the puzzle.

Cemetery with headstones

Historic Cemeteries in Washington County

Washington County is full of history, including cemeteries.  The Masonic Cemetery in Chappell Hill is the final resting place of many historic "Texians".  

Independence Hall at Washington on the Brazos

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

Stand in the very spot where Texas became Texas!  The state historic site is home to Independence Hall, Barrington Plantation, and the Star of the Republic Museum

Downtown Brenham Fire Museum

In 1879 the Brenham Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 purchased their first steam pumper, the Silsby steamer. The Silsby has been restored and is now available for all to view on the corner of Market Street and Alamo Street, next to the Brenham Heritage Museum. 

Stay for the Night...or a Whole Weekend

From Chain Hotels to Vacation Rentals, Washington County has over 70 lodging options to fit any overnight accommodation needs.

downtown brenham mural

"Love Yourself" Mural  in Downtown Brenham

We love the Texas Arts & Music Festival for making our downtown so colorful with the addition of new murals every year.  Check out the #BrenhamArtWalk tour.

Antique Rose Emporium

Antique Rose Emporium Display Gardens

When the wildflowers aren't blooming, you can still stop by the Antique Rose Emporium...they have something blooming almost year-round.  

Ahi Tuna Nachos at Las Americas with Mimosa Flights

Washington County is a "foodie" heaven!

So many choices, so little time!  These Ahi Tuna Nachos from Las Americas Latin Cuisine are almost too pretty to eat....almost...be sure to check out all our dining options in the county.

Log Cabin on a back county road

Scenic Drives

You never know what you'll spot along a scenic drive in Washington County.  Springtime is usually full of beautiful wildflowers, but just about any time of the year, it's just nice to get out of the hustle & bustle of the big cities.

Blue Bell Parlor

No trip to Brenham is complete without a scoop of Blue Bell!

Blue Bell Creameries is just one of the many attractions in Washington County, but plan accordingly - the Visitor Center, Ice Cream Parlor and Gift Shop are open Monday - Friday from 8-5.

Chappell Hill Museum

Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum

Chappell Hill is a quaint little town with a LOT of history.  

Ruins of Old Baylor

Not only can you see where Baylor University was founded, you can also sit in the same pew that Sam Houston did when he was alive and attending church in Independence.

Pleasant Hill Winery

Wineries throughout the county

Washington County is home to 4 different wineries and one brewery.  All are open weekends for tours and tastings.  During summer months, several wineries host grape stomps.

Burton Cotton Gin

Texas Cotton Gin Museum

The Burton Cotton Gin is designated as National Historic Engineering Landmark as well as being listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a Texas Historic Landmark.  Tour it while visiting Burton

Downtown Brenham Ant Street Inn with antique car parked in front.

Downtown Brenham

Downtown Brenham is full of dining, shopping and history.