Whether your stay is overnight, the weekend or the week, the Brenham area offers a full array of things to see, do and experience to fill your visit with special memories. Need some ideas? Contact our Visitor Center staff to help!
The Star of the Republic Museum was created by the Texas Legislature and is administered by the Texas Historical Commission as a cultural and educational institution. Its purpose is to collect and preserve the material culture of the Texas Republic (1836-1846) and to interpret the history, cultures, diversity and values of early Texans. The Museum strives to inspire interest, understanding and appreciation of Texas heritage for students, teachers, scholars and the general public through exhibits, tours, programs, web activities, and outreach.
The hilly, well-designed 18-hole golf course, along with a fine clubhouse, is a family-oriented club in Brenham. Open to the public by reservation. Brenham Golf & Country Club also has a beautiful banquet room overlooking the golf course that is available for private parties up to 120 people.
Visit our beautiful vineyard and winery in the rolling hills of Washington County. Sample our award-winning wines while you browse our well-stocked gift shop. Enjoy tastings inside or on our covered deck overlooking the vineyards. Open Sat 12pm-5pm and Sun 12pm-4pm. Pleasant Hill Winery is also a great location for a small event. Indoor and outdoor space can be used to accommodate up to 100 people. Group tours are welcome with advance reservation.
Come visit the “little creamery” in Brenham and learn all about how Texas’ favorite sweet treat is made! Visitors have the opportunity to browse the Visitor Center which is filled with pictures, videos and history of the “best ice cream in the country.” No visit to Blue Bell is complete without a generous scoop of ice cream from the Parlor and a trip to the Country Store for a unique gift or souvenir.
The Country Store and Ice Cream Parlor are open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm.
The Visitor Center is open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm.
The Observation Deck is open until 2pm Monday – Friday.
The Official Cotton Gin Museum of Texas keeps the legacy of cotton alive for all generations; open Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Home of the 1914 Burton Farmers Gin – the oldest operating cotton gin in America; tours daily at 10am and 2pm. *Leashed pets allowed