2350 S. Day Street
Brenham, TX 77833
Phone: (979) 421-8100
Fax: (979) 421-8108
Arts & Museums
Located in a Classical Revival-style building that was built in 1915 by the Federal government to house the U.S. Post Office, this museum features an array of permanent and special exhibits, including Brenham's 1879 Silsby steam fire engine, one of the first steam engines in Brenham. Tours are available.
"The Official Cotton Gin Museum of Texas," the historic 1914 Burton Farmers Gin is a National Historic Engineering Landmark and Texas Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Two tours are offered daily.
In 1836, while the Alamo was under siege, 59 delegates met here at the Brazos State Historical Park to declare independence from Mexico. Located 70 miles northwest of Houston, this 293-acre state park appeals to history buffs and nature lovers alike. You can tour Independence Hall, study the Republic of Texas' unique history at the Star of the Republic Museum, or experience life on a 19th century plantation at Barrington Living History Farm. Facilities include a playground and 26 picnic sites in a pecan grove near the river. This place is daily open to the public at 8am.