Open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. 171 E. Hempstead. 979/542-3455. www.giddingstx.com.
This facility contains one of the largest Native American collections in the state. Also on display is the Hilton Lee Smith Baseball Hall of Fame, named for a Giddings native who became a pitcher in the Negro Baseball League and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001. Open 10 a.m.–6 ...
The 1899 octagonal red-brick courthouse is built in Richardson Romanesque style architecture. Restoration was completed in 2004. Open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. Closed holidays. 200 S. Main St.
Housed in the historic 1879 Schubert-Fletcher home, the center presents artifacts, photos and other items that tell the story of Lee County from Native Americans to present day. Open 1–5 p.m. Wed.–Fri. 183 E. Hempstead St.
"Cowboys Receiving the Mail," painted in 1939 by Otis Dozier, is one of more than 100 works painted for display in Texas post offices and federal buildings as part of a public arts program during the Great Depression. Open for viewing 24 hours a day. In the post office at 279 E. Austin St.
This center is a one-stop shop for rural Texas communities to provide tourism information to the public. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. 289 W. Railroad Ave. 979/542-2067. www.ruraltexastourism.org.
This community, settled by German Wends, is six miles south on F.M. 2239. St. Paul's Lutheran Church—one of the area's famous "painted churches"—was built in 1870 and features hand-painted marble accents. 1578 C.R. 211. The Wendish Museum is a collection of memorabilia depicting the life of these...
This local store, in operation for almost 100 years, is an old-time saloon restored with a soda fountain and ice cream parlor. Open 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat. In Ledbetter, about nine miles east on U.S. 290. 979/249-5642. Bed-and-breakfast accommodations available in histor...
This restored freight and passenger depot that dates back to the late 1800s highlights rural Texas and its railroad transportation history. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. 289 W. Railroad Ave. 979/542-2067.
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