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

September 11, 2018

Famous "Howe Truss" Train Trestle Lighting

The light project was installed by Longview Lights in June of 2018 and unveiled that year on the 4th of July to over 1,500 people...

October 19, 2018

2018 Texas Bigfoot Conference

Confirmed Speakers: Bob Gimlin Dr. Jeff Meldrum Lyle Blackburn Shelly Covington-Montana Ken Gerhard Nick Redfern

December 1, 2018

Gingerbread Bash

April 11, 2019

17th Annual Diamond Don's Riverport Interational Vintage Motorcross

Ray Barrow won the raffle bike; Quincy Stewart won the Henry rifle; and Joe Alsop won the Troy Lee helmet.  The raffle raised almost...

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