Jefferson Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage FAQs

Where do I get a map?

Just click here!

Who do I contact for more information?

Phone: 903-452-3836

How much time should I allow to tour each home?

Usually you will be in each home about 30 minutes. Then, you should allow 15 minutes to exit a home and get to the next home.

Do I have to tour all the homes on one day?

No. Many overnight visitors visit 1 or 2 homes on Friday then the other homes on Saturday.

Do I tour the homes in any order?

No, you can visit the homes in any order.

Can I buy tour tickets at the homes on tour?

Yes, but by cash purchase only.

Are the homes handicaps accessible?

Not necessarily. Some will be more accessible than others.


Where can I purchase discounted tickets?

Click here to purchase

Will there be a meal available for purchase?

Yes, at The Excelsior House Hotel Luncheon Buffet. Purchase tickets online here. Tickets may be available for purchase, May 4 and 5, 2018 at the Excelsior House Hotel. Limited availability so purchase online now or call 903/665-2513.

How do I get information on lodging?

Contact the Marion County Chamber of Commerce at:, or call (903) 665-2672

Are there other things should we do during the Pilgrimage weekend?

Yes, see Additional Pilgrimage Activities and What Else is Going On in Jefferson?

Where are public restrooms located?

Transportation and Visitors Center, 305 E Austin Street

 New facilities, 102 S. Polk Street