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PLAY in Brenham

From alpacas to museums, Brenham has a variety of fun things to do in Texas.

Toubin Park

Beneath Brenham streets is a State Archeological Landmark, a large system of historic cisterns. The cisterns were built in the late 1800’s to store rainwater for public fire fighting. Private cisterns were also abundant throughout early Washington County, used for bathing, drin...

Branded Boutique

Where big city fashion meets small town charm. Featuring women’s, children’s, plus-size apparel & accessories. Come on in and get “Branded!”...

Historical Markers

History buffs will not want to miss the chance to see over 120 historic markers, including where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed, where Sam Houston was baptized, where a rare 1800’s cotton gin is preserved and still operates today, where picturesque churches ar...

Maurice’s

What started in 1931 as a small women’s fashion shop in Duluth, Minnesota, has grown to over 800 stores in 44 states across the country. Maurice’s is the leading small town specialty store and authority for the savvy, fashion conscious customer with a twenty-something attitud...

Lake Somerville Marina & Campground

Lake Somerville Marina and Campground is a family-fun place with 168 acres of wilderness campground and unlimited primitive camping. Our campground is equipped with over 93 campsites that include electricity and water, picnic tables and fire rings for roasting marshmallows and te...

Woman’s Cave

Woman’s Cave gift shop in Downtown Brenham is a great place to pick up a handmade gift for yourself or someone you love. Handmade soaps, lotions and bath products, embroidered towels, handmade writing pens, candles, pottery, jewelry and a large variety of home decor items!...

Tegg Art Studio

Tegg Art Studio is a working artist studio in the heart of downtown Brenham. Watch artist, Alicia Tegg, create masterpieces and purchase art all in one locale. Original oil paintings of rural landscapes including livestock, barns and country elements....

Winedale Historical Complex

Shakespeare Festival, 19th Century Folklife Christmas Reenactment, History Symposiums, Master Naturalists Public Programs, Antique Quilt Exhibits, and mid-19th century Historic Homes toured by appointment. Educational Conference Center and dormitory may be reserved for daytime me...

Adventure290

Embark on a real life Scavenger Hunt through eight small Texas towns along Highway 290 between Austin and Houston....

Black Truck ’48 – Independence Coffee & Tea Market

Independence Coffee has a passion to create THE best coffee experience possible. We will be serving everyone's favorite coffee from 7:00AM – 5:30PM. Come see our new facility, grab a light snack or lunch, a latte, hop on our wifi and knock out some work, or just come and han...

Round Top Festival Institute

Founded in 1971 by world-renowned American concert pianist James Dick, the Festival showcases The Texas Festival Orchestra and a host of internationally regarded conductors and performers in orchestral and chamber music concerts for six weeks each summer, as well as presenting co...

Washington County Memorial Plaza

Dedicated May 27, 2002, to honor more than 2,000 veterans of Washington County serving in all wars. This memorial is a lasting tribute to the men and women of Washington County who have worn the uniforms of the United States military....

JH Faske

With four generations in the jewelry industry and a reputation of integrity, is it no wonder why JH Faske Company is the leading jeweler in the surrounding area. Experience creativity, excellent value and fine craftsmanship that JH Faske Company is known for....

Chappell Hill Historic District

The Chappell Hill Historic District includes the restored Providence Baptist Church parsonage, the Museum displaying historical exhibits and the Swearingen folk art collection, the Rock Store, century-old churches, Masonic Cemetery, library and the oldest continually operating ba...

Westwood Gifts

Unique gifts for every occasion. Yankee Candles, Arthur Court Designs, Waterford, Aromatique fragrances, collectibles, jewelry, decorative accessories, framed art....

South Texas Tack LLC

Items that can be found at South Texas Tack include saddles, boots, custom boots, belts, shirts, jeans, headstalls, bits, winter blankets, and much more....

Goodwill Industries

Goodwill sells gently-used clothing and household items donated by the public in order to fund its job training and placement services. While assistance is available to anyone looking for work, the non-profit specializes in assisting people with disabilities, at risk-youth, the e...

The Gunnery

The Gunnery in Downtown Brenham is all about firearms and accessories. Buy well known brands or have a custom gun built for you!...

Old Baylor Park at Windmill Hill

On the west side of FM 50, ruins mark the site of the original Baylor University and its female department, one of the best places in the state to enjoy springtime bluebonnets. Adjacent to the John P. Coles homes, this park features picnic tables and a playground area. On the eas...

Glissmann’s Gift Gallery

Glissman’s Gift Gallery is a unique, one-of-a-kind gift and collectible shop. Located in historic downtown Brenham, in an 1860’s two-story masonry building built by J.T. Parnell....

Brenham Golf & Country Club

The hilly, well-designed 18-hole golf course, along with a fine clubhouse, is a family-oriented club in Brenham. Open to the public by reservation. Brenham Golf & Country club also has a beautiful banquet room overlooking the golf course that is available for private parties up t...

Plants n Things

Plants ‘N Things offers a complete line of chemical insecticides, fungicides, fertilizers and weed killers. We also carry a full line of organic alternatives for the organic conscientious consumer. From tools, pots, soils and mulches, Plants-‘N-Things is your complete home g...

The Book Nook

The best little used bookstore in Brenham; we also carry some bargain books as well as a carefully-chosen selection of new titles. Don’t miss our quirky gift section, which includes unique literary-themed jewelry and funky recycled gifts....

Downtown Art Gallery

Downtown Art Gallery became a member-owned enterprise in 2015, and houses for sale the works of 65 local and area artists. Located at 113 W. Alamo along with parent non-profit Brenham Fire Arts League, you will find paintings, sculpture, photography, glass and recycled jewelry, ...

Today and Yesterday

Go back in time to the 1800’s Brenham Opera House turned into Downtown Brenham’s largest antique furniture and stained glass store, full of wonderful items from around the world. Looking for an old door or window? Today and Yesterday is the place for you!...

The Pomegranate

Fine Gifts & Decorative Accessories. Bridal Registry featuring leading National Brands. Home of Wired & Inspired Coffee Bar....

TC Ranch Horsemanship

TC Ranch is a small ranch that offers Horsemanship courses & riding lessons combined with a memorable vacation experience in the state of Texas. We plan the program of courses in a very personalized way, according to the needs of our guests....

Factory Connection

Factory Connection specializes in providing “Fashion Forward, Name Brand”  merchandise for customers in small to medium size markets. With more than 270+ stores in 18 states and growing rapidly, Factory Connection is a destination shopping experience for many of our customer...

True Blue Home

A destination shop for distinctive furnishings, lighting, tableware, gifts and other home essentials. Designers welcome....

Ranch Interiors

Browse our showrooms highlighting custom design, refined ranch and western interiors. Featuring exclusive hardwood, leather, glassware, ceramics, metal ware and art from all over the ”Americas”. Our select items include leather sofas and recliners, dining tables, side tables ...

Blue Bell Aquatic Center

Features include a large outdoor recreation pool, 25-yard 6-lane indoor pool and an indoor therapy pool. Both the indoor and therapy pools are open year round....

Barrington Living History Farm

Explore the home of Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas. Experience sights, sounds and smells of this southern cotton plantation that features historic animal breeds and heirloom crops. Daily life on this working 1850’s farm comes alive as interpreters in p...

John P. Coles Home Tours

Independence Historical Society offers tours of two of the earliest homes in Washington County, as well as a rural one-room schoolhouse. John P. Coles House provides an opportunity to experience Colonial Texas life. Free tours on selected March and April weekends; other times by ...

Hospice Boutique

The Brenham Boutique is a women’s apparel resale shop. It features high quality women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry and new fashion jewelry. Donations of these type items are always accepted. All proceeds from sales are used by the Brenham office for growth, development, a...

Back Lot Gallery

Back Lot Gallery: An art gallery at Ant Street Inn Located on the back lot of Ant Street Inn, this fine art gallery showcases individual exhibits of up-and-coming artists. Each artist’s body of work will inspire you to see the beauty around you, and perhaps even in a different ...

Step Into the Past Historical Tours

Step into the Past Historical Tours are great for mid-week groups and individuals on Saturdays. Start out at the Visitor Center for a short film about Brenham's history, shown most Saturdays and by reservation for groups. Visit historic sites on a guided walking tour of Downto...

Bliss Candy Company

Bliss Candy Company is the sweetest shop in Brenham! Family owned and operated, Bliss makes everything from scratch – cupcakes, toffee, chocolate truffles are the shops best sellers. Open Tuesday-Saturday....

Horseshoe Junction Family Fun Park

Designed to entertain the young and young at heart. Miniature golf, bumper boats, go-karts, arcade, laser tag, 26-foot rock wall, jumpers and mini-bowling! OPEN: Fri 5-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm, Sun noon-9pm...

Barnhill House Toys & Books

This old-fashioned toy store is filled from floor to ceiling with hard-to-find classic toys and books, puzzles and pedal cars. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back into your childhood as you search for nostalgic toys and discover those storybooks your grandmother used to read...

Windy Winery

We are a small boutique winery producing classic varietals & unique blends. Our tasting room & vineyard is located on a hill that provides breathtaking views, encourages you to stop and rediscover the beauty that surrounds you daily here in Washington County, Texas. “Texas Wine...

New Beginnings Resale Shop

New Beginnings Resale provides new and gently used merchandise at reasonable prices to the community and assists New Beginnings Pregnancy Center clients with material needs. New Beginnings Resale sells clothes of all sizes, home decor, books, jewelry, gifts and furniture. Donatio...

Thyme Day Spa & Salon

Brenham’s premiere full-service Day Spa & Salon features more than 65 services for your enjoyment. Come spend the day at our “In Town” vacation escape. Thyme Day Spa is also a great location for bridal showers, baby showers and small receptions. Peaceful, serene garden atmo...

Bluebonnet House & Garden Center

We're in historic downtown Chappell Hill, Texas . . . half way between Houston and Austin. You'll find native plants, collectibles and locally made gifts. ​The shop carries a wonderful brand of candles, beautiful embroidered shirts, lotions and quaint, framed stitchery. Dal...

Heritage Home Tours

Tour Brenham’s oldest house. The 1843 Giddings-Wilkin House is beautifully decorated with many original furnishings. Then, stroll the veranda at the exquisitely restored Giddings Stone Mansion, built in 1869 and a prime example of 19th Century Texas architecture. Both propertie...

Leftovers, Inc.

This is the true antiques destination; there is something for everyone including beautiful fabrics. Antiques, Home, Mercantile. Savvy shoppers are in for an awe-inspiring experience. Our ever-changing 10,000-sq.-ft. showroom presents a relaxed yet sophisticated mix of old and new...

Peeka Ranch Alpacas

Welcome to Peeka Ranch, an alpaca farm in Burton, Texas. Located just 15 miles west of Downtown Brenham and 55 miles northwest of Houston, Peeka Ranch is 60 acres of hay meadows, oak trees, and 100 alpacas. The public is welcome to come out to the ranch to enjoy seeing, petting a...

Texas Cotton Gin Museum

The Official Cotton Gin Museum of Texas keeps the legacy of cotton alive for all generations; open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. Home of the 1914 Burton Farmers Gin – the oldest operating cotton gin in America; tours daily at 10 and 2....

Faske’s Jewelry

Faske’s Jewelry, in business since 1944, is a full-service family-owned and operated jewelry store. It is a place where memories are made-where wedding and confirmation gifts are bought, anniversary and birthday gifts are chosen. In store, we have a complete selection of watche...

Unity Theatre

Unity Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in historic downtown Brenham. Set in a restored warehouse, the 125-seat intimate theatre offers a variety of plays and musicals throughout the year. Also a great location for seated dinners and dancing. Packages can be ...

Wal-Mart Supercenter

Saving people money to help them live better was the goal that Sam Walton envisioned when he opened the doors to the first Wal-Mart more than 40 years ago....

Schleider Furniture Company

Beautiful living-dining-bedroom furniture. Specialty departments include medical lift chairs, power adjustable beds. La-Z-Boy and Brenham’s own Sealy mattresses. Founded 1902....

Main Street Antiques

We are located just a little ways West of Houston, Texas, off 290 in quaint Historic Downtown Chappell Hill. We are a home decor and antique store which is located in a building  from the mid 1840's right on Main Street....

Discount Trees of Brenham

Best selection of trees, shrubs, and perennials in the Brazos Valley. Fruit trees, Texas natives, cacti, succulents and organic farm and garden supplements. Delivery and installation available. Same location as subsidiary, Portable Buildings of Brenham....

Texas Star Winery

Texas Star Winery located in scenic Chappell Hill, Texas, specializes in fruit wines such as Prickly Pear, Wild Mustang Grape, Plum, Cranberry and Hibiscus. Our tasting room is now open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11-6. Come join us in our indoor tasting room or outside o...

Bluebonnet Pottery

Watch handmade pottery being made, take a class, and choose from a variety of handmade pottery for sale. High fired stoneware, brightly colored pottery and dinnerware, functional and decorative pottery, candles and much more, all handmade on site! Bluebonnet Pottery is located by...

Pleasant Hill Winery

Visit our beautiful vineyard and winery in the rolling hills of Washington County. Sample our award-winning wines while you browse our well-stocked gift shop. Enjoy tastings inside or on our covered deck overlooking the vineyards. Open Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday noon-5pm. Throu...

Merle Norman Cosmetics & Spa

We have a delightful experience in store for you today. Inside you’ll find… Advanced skin care and cosmetic products, A calm, unpressured atmosphere, The chance to “Try Before You Buy”, Free Merle Norman makeovers, Personalized beauty tips, Fabulous gift ideas, And...

Brenham Heritage Museum

NOTE: The museum is currently closed for renovations. The Brenham Heritage Museum is a local history museum located in downtown Brenham, Texas. Exhibits and collections reflect a focus on the history and culture of Washington County. Originally serving as the United States Post O...

La Bahia Antiques

During the April & October antique festivals in Round Top, stroll the grounds of a 110-year old Texas German La Bahia dance hall with 80+ booths for a wide variety of antiques and collectibles. Free admission and parking....

Animal Friends Dog Park

Animal Friends of Washington County (aka Connie Clinic) is a low-cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic for dogs, cats, and rabbits. In addition to a great veterinarian service, Animal Friends now has a several-acre park designated for dogs to run off-leash in a safe enclosed area....

The Flamingo Ranch Boutique

The Flamingo Ranch started with a mom and daughter's wild heart and gypsy spirit. We love fun, funky clothes, accessories and anything that makes people happy!  We carry all sizes XS to 3X!!...

Ballad of the Bird Dog

Ballad of the Bird Dog is a Specialty General Goods Store based out of Brenham, TX. Supplying quality products that are built and designed by craftsman and people for everyday use. Experience value that reconnects you to your roots, your past...stuff you can trust. Featuring acc...

Higgins South

Higgins South resale shop is one of the largest in Brenham and benefits Faith Mission, a local non-profit that assists those with various physical, medical, educational and other needs. Featuring clothing for men, women & children, shoes, accessories, books, electronics, home ite...

The Canyon Chick

Where Southern Vintage Charm meets Western Hippie Boho Chic Style! Follow Your Arrow to Alamo in Downtown Brenham, Texas! It’s Hip to be a Canyon Chick!...

Home Sweet Farm Market & Biergarten

Inspired by Local Farmers Brad & Jenny Stufflebeam, Home Sweet Farm Market is located in historic downtown Brenham,Texas. A tragically hip venue offering live music every weekend and the largest selection of Texas craft beer in the county. Available for Private Party Rentals ...

Biking in Washington County

Whether you are cycling on a bicycle, ripping up the trails on a mountain bike, or cruising down the country roads on a Harley, Brenham/Washington County has very scenic rides steeped in the history of the Native Americans, early Texas heroes and settlers staking claim in a new l...

Blue Bell Creameries

Come visit the “little creamery” in Brenham and learn all about how Texas’ favorite sweet treat is made! Visitors have the opportunity to browse the Tour Center which is filled with pictures, videos and history of the “best ice cream in the country.” No visit to Blue Be...

The Kenney Store

The Kenney Store has live music almost every night of the week. Two-step, waltz, or line-dance under the neon lights. Drink a few ice cold beers, specialty wines, or signature drinks from the full bar. Devour in home cooking for lunch or dinner, always served with sweet souther...

Zither Music Company

Zither Music Company makes custom instrument stands with the highest quality components and sustainable woods. Order one today for your guitar, cello or other instrument....

JR’S Antiques & Collectibles

STORE CLOSING, SALES GALORE! A step back in time of antique furniture, glass, linens and collectibles. It’s like visiting grandmother’s house, located in a restored historic 1885 building, the former home of the Candy Kitchen....

Jet Set Chocolates

Jet Set Chocolates are handcrafted luxury chocolates available by special order for weddings, showers, graduations and any other events that are special to you. Retail location is now open in Brenham!...

Brazos Valley Brewing Company

We make high quality craft beers for the people of Texas! BVB was founded in 2013 by a five-man team of craft brewing enthusiasts. We make high quality craft beers for the people of Texas and have a variety of styles thoughtfully created using our passion for tasteful ales. Grab ...

Historic Masonic Cemetery

Founded in 1853, this country cemetery is the final resting place to many “Texians,” Confederate soldiers, local residents and the children and grandchildren of Alamo hero William B. Travis. Set on 4 1/4 acres, filled with beautiful trees throughout, the cemetery is open all ...

Kay’s Cuisine for the Soul – Restaurant & Gift Shop

Kay’s Cuisine For The Soul features versatile, extremely delicious and exceedingly fresh meals for lunch and dinner. Located in an historic house just a few blocks from Downtown Brenham, you will find a wonderful fusion of American and Asian cuisines. Restaurant hours are Tues,...

4 Star Concert Hall

The 4 Star Concert Hall is a beautifully restored historical building recently renovated to bring a modern touch with an elegant style to this over a century-old building but holding true to the history of the space in all of its glory! 4 Star offers live music 7 days a week, a f...

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

The 293-acre park is located on the original town site of Washington, which served as the capital of the Republic of Texas. The complex features a state-of-the-art Visitors Center with hand-on interactive exhibits that walk visitors through the birth of a new nation – Texas. Th...

Roux Street Icehouse

This local watering hole features Cajun bites and live music Thursday through Sunday. The outdoor patio is perfect for families and dogs, and features a variety of beer, wine and other beverages. ...

Antique Carousel

Fully restored, the carousel is one of eight that exist in Texas today and is the only example of a C.W. Parker carousel with Herschell-Spillman horses. Manufactured prior to 1910, it is housed in a unique 16-sided WPA building in the heart of Fireman’s Park....

Antiques Country Store

Antiques are plentiful at this Brenham store, offering the unique, hard to find, eclectic, as well as traditional decor items and original art....

Antique Rose Emporium

This 8-acre retail garden features antique roses, native plants, perennials, herbs, and wildflowers. Beautiful gardens to stroll and a nice little gift shop to accessorize your garden. Groups are welcome for tours. The Antique Rose Emporium is also a prime location to hold a wedd...

Star of the Republic Museum

Experience the saga of the Republic of Texas which, from 1836 to 1846, existed as a separate and independent nation. Through interactive exhibits, audio-visual presentations and educational programs, the Museum presents the experiences of ordinary Texans as well as extraordinary ...

Absolutely Fabulous Salon & Spa

Services: complete haircare, manicures/pedicures, massages, and make-up application. Women’s Wednesdays: open late to our working women. Wedding/Special occasion packages available....

Chappell Hill Lavender Farm

Stroll through fragrant fields, cut your own fresh lavender, indulge in a relaxing picnic by the pond, and enjoy our heavenly gift shop, “The Lavender Patch.” Also on site are fainting goats and blackberry plants! The aromatic lavender farm and gift shop, with its scenic hill...

Express Home Furnishings

Our Mission: The principal objective of Coaster is to be the best furniture distributor in America by way of exceeding customer expectations. Our Vision: Respect for the individual, the best customer service in the home furnishings industry and the pursuit of excellence....

Brenham Homebrewers Supply

Brenham Homebrewers Supply has everything you need to start brewing your own wine and beer at home, and is the only store of its kind within 60 miles of Houston and 80 miles of Austin....

Dona Lynn’s Unique Gifts

Looking for a unique gift? Come check Dona Lynn’s out. This large store in Downtown Brenham features a wide variety of gifts from bath items to handbags and jewelry, Texas gifts and home decor....

Bustles & Bow Ties Boutique

Our shop offers an extensive collection of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride/groom attire, and flower girl dresses. We carry a wide range of styles and sizes to accommodate all. Accessorize with stunning jewelry, intricate veils, and custom belts to complete a...

Saddlehorn Winery

Escape to the picturesque countryside of Burton, TX to sip and savor award-winning wines.  Tastings are available inside the Texas-chic Tasting Room, or relax out on the covered patio with a glass or bottle of wine.  Gift Shop and Tasting Room are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p...

Tres Chic Boutique

Live, laugh, love and dream with BRIGHTON, Sharon Young, Pine Cove, Double D Ranchwear, Central Falls, Western hats, shoes, turquoise-coral jewelry, Yellowbox. More of what EVERY WOMAN WANTS!...

Puppy Dawgs and Cat Tails

Puppy Dawgs and Cat Tails is a unique pet store in Downtown Brenham featuring pet beds, artisan made jewelry from recycled silver, up-cycled art, hand-painted burlap pillow from coffee bean bags, pet food, treats, clothing and so much more! We offer unique one-of-a-kind products ...

Anatomy Boutique

Specializing in Fashion & Gifts!! Located on the square in Downtown Brenham, Texas! We carry Rock Revival ~ Miss Me ~ 7 for all mankind ~ and many more!...

Kwik Kopy Business Center & Local Market

Locally made products for business and personal gifts. No matter who you are giving to, you’ll find treasures that you’ll long be remembered for. You’ll also want to take home some of our irresistible treats for yourself! Our distinctive greeting cards and gift wraps provid...

Jet Set Chocolates

Jet Set Chocolates are handcrafted luxury chocolates available by special order for weddings, showers, graduations and any other events that are special to you. Retail location is now open in Brenham!...

Brenham Toy Company and Teacher Supply

Texas’ largest collection of Thomas the Tank Engine, Groovy Girls, and other unique specialty educational toys. Will ship anywhere. HUGE teacher supply. Celebrating 10+ years in business with incredible new merchandise. Specialty and educational toys, games, books, puzzles favo...

Brenham Miniature Horses

The Pax Christi Sisters invite you to their oasis in the country. Not only do they have a very large retreat center, but they have several miniature horses, a paint-your-own-ceramic shop, and a picnic area. Visitors are welcome 9-12 and 1-4 Monday through Saturday....