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!
As you drive along Highway 290 between Austin and Houston, take a few time outs to enjoy the scenery! Each of the eight stops along the highway will reveal to you something special about that community. Record the answer in your Passport to win a prize. Of course, you’re always welcome to return to enjoy the area more – there are numerous things to do in each charming place.
People revere Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site as the site of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. Thereafter, despite great personal risk, the delegates continued meeting until they had drafted a constitution and established the new nation’s first lasting government.
Picturesque Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is located on the Brazos River. Expansive park grounds provide a beautiful setting for picnicking, sightseeing and bird-watching. The Star of the Republic Museum, Independence Hall and Barrington Plantation offer the visitor a unique insight into the lives and times of the men who fought and won Texas’ independence from Mexico.
Conference center provides a beautiful view of the park. Glass doors, windows and patio overlook the historic grounds and provide a perfect location for receptions, rehearsal dinners and weddings. Maximum capacity 400.
Westwood cinema 6 is a small theater in Brenham, Texas. But don’t let our size fool you! We play all the current films our six screens can hold!
Step into the Past Historical Tours are great for mid-week groups and individuals on Saturdays. Start out at the Visitor Center for a short film about Brenham’s history, shown by reservation for groups. Visit historic sites on a guided walking tour of Downtown Brenham with your group, or have a step-on guide join you on a visit to neighboring historic sites around the county. Must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
Stroll through fragrant fields, cut your own fresh lavender, indulge in a relaxing picnic by the pond and enjoy our heavenly gift shop, “The Lavender Patch.” Also on site are fainting goats, blackberry plants, and fruit trees. Pick your own fruit when in season! The aromatic lavender farm and gift shop, with its scenic hillside view, is located 8 miles north of Chappell Hill. Open Thursday-Sunday, March through November. Open by appointment in December, January and February. Groups of 12 or more are welcome other days of the week for tours with advance notice.