Established in 1822 and chartered in 1870, this town is said to have received its current name from "the house with the round top"--an early stagecoach stand. The city is on Texas Independence Trail, El Camino Real and in the Texas Settlement Region, just south of the Presidential Corridor. Round Top hosts the longest continuously celebrated Fourth of July west of the Mississippi and the largest antique festival in the nation, according to the Wall Street Journal. Events include the Annual International Guitar Festival and summer music program at the Festival Institute, polka fests, and Shakespeare at Winedale. Accommodations are available in 70-plus bed-and-breakfasts in the area.
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