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!
Come stroll through past and present, visit more than 25 shops and spend some time relaxing in this National Register district. Brenham’s downtown buildings reflect the town’s early history and charm.
Glissman’s Gift Gallery is a unique, one-of-a-kind gift and collectible shop. Located in historic Downtown Brenham, in an 1860s two-story masonry building built by J.T. Parnell. Also housing the display of original items from Glissman’s Drug Store.
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.
Welcome to Peeka Ranch, an alpaca farm in Burton, Texas. Located just 15 miles west of Downtown Brenham and 55 miles northwest of Houston, Peeka Ranch is 60 acres of hay meadows, oak trees and 100 alpacas. The public is welcome to come out to the ranch to enjoy seeing, petting and feeding the alpacas. We also have a gift shop with alpaca wool products for sale. Come on out and enjoy the peace and quiet of ranch life! Give us a ring before you come, just to make sure we’re at the ranch and ready to greet you.
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.