The Brenham, Texas Area

Brenham, Texas Local Tastes

Blue Bell Creameries – Take a production tour of the 3rd best selling ice cream in the country, and have a complimentary ice cream of your choice.
Independence Coffee

Bliss Candy– located at 2307 S. Market Street

Brenham, Texas Gardens & Farms

Antique Rose Emporium – A fabulous garden where you can view and buy any of several hundred species of vintage roses, some hundreds of years old.
Chappell Hill Lavender Farm
Lavande Lavender Farm
Home Sweet Farm Market and Biergarten-is Brenham’s local organic produce market and biergarten.

Brenham, Texas Museums & Historical Sites

Brenham Heritage Museum – Natural, historical, and artistic heritage of the region.
Brenham Mansions – The Heritage Society of Washington County offer tours of fine 19th century.
The George Bush Library

Brenham, Texas Architecture

Chappell Hill Museum – A Visitor’s Center in the restored Providence Baptist Church Parsonage, the Museum displaying historical exhibits and the Swearingen folk art collection, the Rock Store, century-old churches, Masonic Cemetery, and the oldest continually operating bank in America are here.
Burton Cotton Gin & Museum – History comes alive……. Sample early 20th Century life in a small rural Texas town of Burton. Cotton was king, and farm life was the order of the day. Enjoy historic buildings, and tour this surviving cotton gin that still operates in the original building with its original equipment.
Washington on the Brazos State Park – Visit the Birthplace of Texas.
Star of Republic Museum – A Museum rich in history of the Lone Star State during the Texas Republic period between 1836-1846.
The Barrington Living History farm – This tour will take you back in time to life on a farm in the 1850’s. Independence Hall and Washington Town site – A half mile all weather walking trail will lead you to the site that marks the place where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed.
Round Top Festival Institute – The Round Top Festival Institute educates and trains young musicians, presents educational forums and music events, commissions and presents original productions of new compositions, operas, dramas and ballets, and collects rare books, historic manuscripts, archival materials, music, and objects for scholarly research, educational purposes and as a service to the public.

Brenham, Texas Wineries

Pleasant Hill Winery – Visit the Vineyard and/or enjoy a wine tasting. – Distinctive wines that are sure to please your palate.
Saddlehorn Winery– with great wines and beautiful inside decor.

Texas Star Winery– Awards for Cranberry and Chardonnay wines.

Brenham, Texas Day Spa

Thyme – Visit Thyme day spa and leave feeling beautiful, rejuvenated, and refreshed.

Brenham, Texas Theater & Cinema

Unity Theatre – A non-profit, professional theatre located in historic downtown Brenham. This 125-seat theatre, set in a restored warehouse, offers an intimate theatre experience within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and fine bed & breakfast establishments. The company produces a variety of plays and musicals throughout the year. Reservations are recommended. For a free brochure call (979)830-8358. Located at 300 Church St., Brenham.
Westwood Cinema 6
Shakespeare at Winedale – a University of Texas program dedicated to bringing Shakespeare to life through performance.

Barnhill Center at historic Simon Theatre– for concerts and old movies in downtown Brenham.

Brenham, Texas Antiques

Round Top Antique Festival – This large antique, craft, art and collectible gathering attracts thousands of dealers from across the country into one location.
Leftovers Antiques – Gorgeous Antiques and Mercantile
Visit the many antique shops in downtown Brenham!

Brenham, Texas Festivals

Brenham Wine Swirl- 3rd weekend in January
Texas Independence Day Celebration- 1st weekend in March
Spring Round Top Antique Festival- Last Week of March and the first Week of April
Official Bluebonnet Festival- 2nd wekend in April
Burton Cotton Gin Festival- 3rd weekend in April
Maifest and Blue Bell Ice Cream Festival- 1st weekend in May
Fireworks on the Brazos- July 4th
Hot Nights Cool Tunes- Every Saturday in July
Crush for Fun at Pleasant Hill Winery– last two weekends in July and first two weekend in August
Harvest Grape Stomp at Windy Winery– last two weekends in July and first two weekends in August
Chappell Hill Lavender and Winery- 2nd weekend in August
Washington County Fair- 2nd weekend in September
Fall Round Top Antique Festival- Last Week of September and the last Week of October
Scarecrow Festival- 2nd weekend of October
Brenham Holiday Home Tour- weekend before Thanksgiving
Brenham Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade- 1st weekend in December
Chappell Hill Holiday Home Tour- 2nd weekend in December