Historic Downtown Jefferson

If brick roads and courthouse squares make you reach for your petticoat, then practice your best Southern Drawl, and head to the beautiful East Texas town of Jefferson!


Know Before You Go 

Jefferson is beautiful in the Spring, but check the weather before you visit, and for recent flooding.


Jay Gould Railroad Car

Tour inside Jay Gould’s famous private car, The Atlanta.  Take a guided tour to hear stories about the famous railroad magnate, and of the historic Excelsior Hotel!


Lone Star Carriage Company of Jefferson

Tour Downtown Jefferson from a horse pulled, Cinderella-style carriage.  At night, the entire carriage lights up!  Don’t forget your glass slipper!  Click HERE to read more.


Historic Jefferson Railway

Climb aboard the antique locomotive for a trip along Big Cypress Bayou.  The train runs special events each October, December and April for the Civil War Reenactment of the Great Locomotive Chase!  Click  HERE to read more.

Turning Basin Riverboat Tour

Take a tour of Big Cypress Bayou from the water!  This hour-long tour gives you a history of the Caddo Lake and the Red River Raft that created the lake.


Jefferson has no shortage of great restaurants, but you MUST try Kitt’s Kornbread Sandwich and Pie Barn!  Sandwiches are piled high between 2 slices of cornbread in this old building in Downtown Jefferson!  Click HERE to see their menu!


Jefferson is known for their Bed and Breakfast, but for a family outing, head over to Austin Street Cottages.  Click HERE to read more.


Historic Downtown Jefferson   

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