In the heart of East Texas, charm and southern hospitality collide in Henderson. Named after James Pinckney Henderson, the first Texas governor, Henderson is a designated Texas and National Main Street City, teeming with history around every corner.

The downtown National Register Historic District is one of the most dramatic and picturesque areas in East Texas. Colorful awnings highlight historic buildings, while the new Alley on Main offers a place to kick back and relax between browsing shops and enjoying eateries. Take in a show at the Henderson Civic Theatre, a restored Opera House offering the finest in community theater sure to suit all art lovers’ tastes. Become transfixed at the Depot Museum. Its twelve historic structures on five acres include a cotton gin and the Children’s Discover Center—perfect for a day of exploration and fun.

Henderson comes alive each spring with dazzling scenic views along the East Texas Wildflower Driving Tour. Explore museums and shopping along your colorful cruise guided by tour brochures. The second Saturday in November celebrates the Annual Heritage Syrup Festival. Named 2018’s “Texas Best Rural Community” by ‘Official Best Of,’ come see for yourself and experience the charm of Henderson!

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