Jefferson is sometimes called the “Riverport to the Southwest.” At a time when steamboats plied the Big Cypress River from the Port of New Orleans, true Southern gentility was the order of the day. This sense of timelessness prevails even today along the river banks and downtown area of Jefferson. 

Riverboat and steam engine train rides help visitors and residents alike get a sense of Jefferson’s colorful past.
Relax in a carriage ride and hear the many legends and lore. Relive the past while strolling through museums and special places of interest. Spend a memorable evening in a historic hotel or one of the many elegant bed & breakfasts. Jefferson is well known as the Bed & Breakfast Capitol of Texas. Ease along the brick streets and enter the merchant’s shops to see a variety of wares. Allow yourself to be captivated by culinary delights ranging from casual to fine dining. Regular music takes places at long-established venues like Auntie Skinners.

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Jefferson Events

May 2, 2019

72nd Annual Jefferson Pilgrimage

River, Romance and Revelry. Celebrate the beauty of spring and take a trip back to the 1860s as Jefferson’s annual Pilgrimage...

May 30, 2019

10th Annual Corvette Classic Car Show

May 31: Registration 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 31 Scenic Cruise 10 a.m. Fuel Economy Run 1 p.m. Blindfolded Golf Cart Autocross 4-6p.m....

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