Jefferson Pilgrimage

Where Did Pilgrimage Start And What Is The Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club?

jefferson-texas-dogwood-trailIn April 1940, The Jessie Allen Garden Club sponsored a three-day Dogwood Trail to promote  beautiful East Texas. Visitors came from near and far,  however, many wanted to see inside the historic homes, so with the added incentive to promote the history of Jefferson, our legendary Pilgrimage Historic Home Tour began. Still an active volunteer organization whose members love all things historic and beautiful, year after year, Jefferson Pilgrimage is the culmination of hundreds of volunteer hours from both the contributions of past members, and present day enthusiasts who keep the spirit and love of Jefferson, Texas alive to share with the world.