Tucked away just a stone’s throw from the Dallas Metroplex, Waxahachie is a vibrant, authentic small town chockfull of charming historic homes and buildings, and scenic city streets to stroll. In the peak of summer, the streets are lined with hundreds of beautiful pink crape myrtles in full bloom, celebrated by the Crape Myrtle Festival in July. The stunning blooms are so magnificent, the town is known as the “Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas” by the State of Texas Legislature.
Rich history and beautiful design are on display September 26 and 27 during the Gingerbread Trail Home Tour with architecturally exquisite homes featuring Anne Victorian, Gothic Revival, and more—it’s no wonder Waxahachie is also known as Gingerbread City! Find inspiration for your own home projects and take in the whimsical designs that define the character of this Lone Star State gem. History buffs will delight with a tour of the Ellis County Courthouse. Listed in the top 100 most photographed structures in the State of Texas, the courthouse features Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style. Visit the Courthouse downtown on the square. The picturesque building is also celebrating its 125th birthday on July 4! Happy Birthday to one of the “finest buildings in Texas!”