Halfway between Houston and Austin, Brenham is filled with small-town charm, Texas history, and unexpected discoveries. Two-step into the past, enjoy local wines, and get a scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor at Blue Bell Creameries. Here in Brenham and Washington County, you’ll experience just about everything—except boredom.
Take an ArtWalk through scenic downtown and view delightful murals. Inspire your creative side strolling through art galleries, an eclectic bookstore, the antiques section at Hermann Furniture, and much more. Must-see shops, tasty local dining, and live music venues dot the downtown streets.
History comes alive in the rolling hills of Washington County. Check out the Texas Cotton Gin Museum in Burton or wander the expansive grounds at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. The site includes Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence from Mexico was created and signed, as well as Barrington Plantation, Star of the Republic Museum, and an upscale Visitor Center and gift shop. The columns of Baylor University’s Female College stand proud in Old Baylor Park. Museums in both Independence and Chappell Hill highlight their respective local histories.
A leisurely drive along winding country roads or a leisurely stroll along historic streets, or both, are sure to make your day.