Attractions

Winery in Jefferson

Enoch's Stomp

The wine industry is literally growing in east Texas; several vineyards lie within an hour's drive of Jefferson. Locals favor Enoch's Stomp for its beautiful 35-acre grounds with grassy hills great for picnicking, a…
Historic Site in Jefferson

Excelsior House

This central, historic hotel was built in the 1850s by a riverboat captain. Famous guests have included US presidents Ulysses S Grant and Rutherford B Hayes, as well as poet Oscar Wilde. Ask about free daily tours o…
House in Jefferson

The Grove

The Grove, a private home built in 1861, had reports of hauntings way back in 1882. Take an hour-long tour with owner and author Michael Whittington, who has written about Jefferson and the town's ghosts. Confirm to…
Museum in Jefferson

Jefferson Historical Museum

The three-story, 1888 brick courthouse contains interesting exhibits on early life in east Texas and the original Caddo Indian tribe. There's interesting detail on the steamboat commerce that built the area. Kids li…
Historic Site in Jefferson

Atlanta Private Railway Car

Rail baron Jay Gould once offered to bring the railroad to Jefferson, but the town (inauspiciously) turned him down, deciding to bet its future on river traffic. Gould's ultraluxe private 1888 railroad car, the Atla…