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...

January 12, 2019

Artisan Show in the Courtyard

Artisan Show in the Courtyard/ Made in the Shade  

January 17, 2019

Pulpwood Queen Girlfriend Weekend

In historic Jefferson, Tx some19 years ago, a book-loving beautician named Kathy (Patrick) Murphy started what is now an international book club,...

January 21, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet

HOSTED BY: Marion County Diversified Civic & Social Concern Organization(MCDCSCO)  

January 25, 2019

Jefferson Quilt Show

February 9, 2019

Mardi Gras Upriver

Mardi Gras was celebrated in Jefferson back in the mid-19th century when, as the largest inland port in Texas, it had direct ties with New...

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