TXGenWeb Coordinators' Annual Meeting

April 2, 2016

Palestine, TX

Years Past

2016 Meeting


  • Things To Do In Palestine, TX

Palestine Public Library
2000 S Loop 256 Palestine, TX
Genealogy Research

Eilenberger's Bakery
512 N John St Palestine, TX
Brochure in your Welcome Packet

78th Dogwood Trails Celebration

Davey Dogwood Park
5 mile drive of 200 acres scenic dogwoods in bloom. Open 9 to 5 each day. Free

Dulcimer Festival
The Museum for East Texas Culture
400 Micheau Ave. Palestine, TX
Nightly Concerts of "Good Old Mountain Music"
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights
6:45 - 10:00pm
Tickets $10.00
Check out the Dulcimer Contest website for more information.
(note: The museum is not handicap friendly and is not open for tours during the Dulcimer Festival)

Palestine Visitor Center
825 Spring St. Palestine, TX
Located in a restored railroad depot more than 120 years old, the Center offers travel literature which includes state and regional materials, maps of the city and surrounding area, a self- guided tour of Palestine and information on events and accommodations. Informational brochures and personal assistance for tourists are available during business hours.


Enjoy a drive through one of the historic neighborhoods, step back in time on a self- guided downtown walking tour and embrace in the architecture of the historic churches.

Balloon Base
To arrange a tour, contact the public relations officer at 903-723-0271

Historic Anderson County Jail
For tours, contact 903-373-8158

Downtown Historic District
Visit the historic buildings in the downtown area, many are antique and retail shops.

Granny Muffin Wines
301 W. Oak St in Historic Downtown, Palestine TX
Open till 8:00 on Friday and Saturday.
Granny Muffin Wines is custom winery making small batches of many different varieties of wine. The wine is fermented, aged and bottled downstairs in the winery, while the tasting room and retail area is located upstairs in the Texas Art Depot Gallery. There are over 25 different varietal wines to choose from, as well as, gift items, sculptures, and wine totes. Cheese and sausages are available to enjoy with your wine. The winery is also available for small private functions and Granny Muffin has special evenings celebrating food and wine pairings.

Historic Homes
Tour map is in the Welcome packet.
Set among the beautiful pines and dogwood trees, Palestine, Texas, is a graceful and romantic city where Victorian homes and bed & breakfasts are neighbors of modern hotels and restaurants. Large magnolia trees and white columns welcome you to this gateway of a bygone era. Over 1,800 historical sites grace Palestine, second only to Galveston.

Lakeview Methodist Conference Center
400 Private Road Palestine, TX
Situated in one of the most scenic settings in Texas, located 10 miles South of Palestine in the East Texas timber region, 1300 acres includes numerous quiet and scenic points along with lodging and meeting facilities for up to 1,000 guests.

Old Town Palestine
Crawford St Downtown Palestine, TX
A Collection of shops, and entertainment area. Walk along Wells Creek in Sawmill Hollow, have a leisure lunch at The Ranch House. Shop till you drop in Old Town Mercantile. Drop by Shelton Gin for light refreshment.

Reagan Park
Located at Crockett Road and Reagan Street
Large public park established in 1911 named for John H. Reagan a Palestine resident pioneer Postmaster General of the Confederacy U.S. Senator among many public offices he held. Established in 1911 from a tract of land known as Micheaux Woods. Bandstand was built in 1976 for the U.S. Bicentennial with funds raised by the Chamber of Commerce. Park now has a children's playground (funded by Palestine Junior Service League) walking & biking trails ,tennis court and Museum for East Texas Culture.

Texas Smokehause and Vineyard
2442 ACR 2133, Palestine, TX
Located five and a half miles from the traffic circle, Texas Vineyard and Smokehaus is a place where friends and neighbors gather to have fun. The building has a tasting room and balcony for friends and neighbors to come enjoy some of the fine Texas wines, appetizers and entertainment. Personalized labels and shipping are available.

The Texas State Railroad
789 Park Rd Palestine, TX
The Polar Express™ Train Ride, The Lone Ranger®, The Little Engine That Could™ Rail Tour, & Day Out With Thomas™



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