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!
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 11am-6pm and Sun noon-5pm. 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.
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.
Independence Historical Society offers tours of two of the earliest homes in Washington County, as well as a rural one-room schoolhouse. John P. Coles House provides an opportunity to experience Colonial Texas life. Free tours on selected March and April weekends; other times by appointment. Admission fee.
The Pax Christi Sisters invite you to their oasis in the country. Not only do they have a very large retreat center, but they have several miniature horses, a paint-your-own-ceramic shop and a picnic area. Visitors are welcome Mon-Sat 10am-1pm and 2:30pm-5pm. Closed Sunday. Groups please call ahead 361-775-5482.
Escape to the picturesque countryside of Burton, TX to sip and savor award-winning wines here at Saddlehorn Winery. We’re open daily and conveniently located halfway between Houston and Austin, just 1 mile off Hwy 290. Private event space is available that can accommodate up to 100 people.