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

October 12, 2018

34th Lake O’ Pines Norton Owners Association Rallye and Bike Show

The rallye draws more than 300 people displaying over 150 of the finest vintage motorcycles anywhere in the country.  Join us at Diamond...

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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