This 19th-century hotel counted among its guests Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford
B. Hayes, Jay Gould and Oscar Wilde. Guest rooms feature period furnishings of
maple, cherry and mahogany, along with marble-topped dressers and button and
spool beds. Many furnishings are original to the hotel, w...
Many of the city's fine old homes are open during the annual Historical Pilgrimage the first weekend in May and Candlelight Tour first two weekends in December. Most are in the National Register of Historic Places. Tours are available. Tour times: 903/665-2672. www.jefferson-texas.com.
A cotton warehouse in 1861, it was converted to a hotel in 1900 and later
restored as a country inn and restaurant. It features turn-of-the-century iron
beds, Victorian dressers and rocking chairs. In front, old-fashioned benches
overlook a brick street. 124 W. Austin St. 903/665-2631. www....
Climb aboard an authentic narrow-gauge steam train along Jefferson's Big Cypress Bayou. Relive the golden age of the railroad while traveling an eight-mile route through the woods. Offers day excursions and Ghost Train rides. Reservations recommended. 400 E. Austin St. 866/398-2038. www.jefferson...
Built in 1872, this is an example of the transition period between Greek
Revival and Victorian architecture. The most interesting interior feature of the
house is the dome containing beautiful frescoes. Each side of the cupola
features a different color window panel illustrating the four se...
The "Atalanta" has a luxurious interior with four staterooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen, butler's pantry and bathroom. Open 10 a.m.–3 p.m. daily. Admission charge. 903/665-2513. www.theexcelsiorhouse.com.
Built in 1907, this is one of few such libraries still serving its original purpose. The second floor was designed as an opera house. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Sat. 301 Lafayette St. 903/665-8911. www.jeffersoncarnegielibrary.com.
Find four floors of documents and antiques, including mementos of pioneer days, early steamboat commerce and antebellum society. See paintings and sculpture from the D.D. Feldman collection. It also has an outstanding doll collection. Open 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. daily. Admission charge. Old Federal ...
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