April 28 – May 1, 2016
The 69th Annual Jefferson Historical Pilgrimage begins!
Jefferson, Texas is located on Big Cypress Bayou in northeast Texas and is rich with historic preservation, antique and gift shops, bed and breakfast inns, fine restaurants, The Jefferson Historical museum which includes the amazing R.D. Moses Texas and Pacific model railroad, the historic Oakwood Cemetery, beautiful churches, The Jefferson Historic Railway Steam Train Ride, Riverboat tours, horse-drawn carriages, mule-drawn wagons, Jay Gould’s impressive private rail car, and the Excelsior House Hotel which has been in continuous operation since 1858. You will enjoy attractions which are located within a compact historical district ideally suited for walking.
Among the many amenities to experience during your visit are:
Period dressed guides in historic homes
The Excelsior House Grand Ballroom luncheon buffet (Reservation details to come!)
Quilt and Fiber-Art Show
Crafts Fair and Heirloom Plant Sale
Twilight Garden Stroll through four beautiful gardens
The Pilgrimage parade which always ends with those pesky Yankee soldiers disrupting the event!
The re-enactment of the Presentation of Colors to the Jefferson Guard as they leave to fight for the Confederacy
Five performances of the popular historic “Diamond Bessie Murder Trial” (Advance ticket purchase is strongly advised.)
The Battle for Port Jefferson Civil War Re-enactment
Tour buses are welcome with special accommodations for parking.
Tickets will be available for purchase starting January 2nd, 2016.
For additional information, call 903-452-3836.