Explore Jefferson

Activities & More
  • Historic Tours of Jefferson: A one-hour guided shuttle tour of the downtown historic district, including the old business district, historic homes, and a trip out to Oakwood Cemetery. Call (903) 665-0359.

  • Jefferson Historical Society and Museum: Four floors of Marion County and Jefferson history. Call (903) 665-2775.

  • R.D. Moses Miniature Railway Exhibit: Located next to the Jefferson Historical Museum. Admission is included when you visit the museum.

  • The Museum of Measurement and Time: The Ingram's personal collection of 500 clocks, different measurement devices, and 1400 Salt & Pepper Shakers for you to enjoy. Pieces date from 1700-1900. Donations accepted.

  • Jefferson Carnegie Library: An original Carnegie Library built in 1907. Call (903) 665-8911.

  • Gone with the Wind Museum: A 1,700 square foot museum, dedicated to Gone With the Wind, features one of the world's largest private collections of memorabilia from this epic story of the Old South. Call (903) 665-1939.

  • Singleton Virginia Cross Home Tour: Historic antebellum home furnished in antiques of the period. Guided tour of home at 1.00 PM on Saturdays. Call (903) 665-3938.

  • Excelsior House: The Excelsior House is the second oldest continuously running hotel in the state of Texas. The Excelsior House is open for tours weekdays at 2 pm and at 1 pm and 2 pm on weekends. Call (903) 665-2513.

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  • Jay Gould's Rail Car Atlanta: The "Atalanta" has a luxurious interior with four staterooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen, butler's pantry and bathroom. Open daily 10 a.m.–3 p.m

  • The Grove Home Tour: A one hour guided tour of one of the most haunted homes in Jefferson. Tour times: Saturday @ 2:00 pm and Sunday @ 11:00 am. Call (903) 665-8018 to book. Reservations required.

  • Riverboat Tours: A one-hour narrated tours of the Big Cypress Bayou. Call (903) 665-2222 to reserve. www.jeffersonbayoutours.com

  • Made in the Shade Kayak & Canoe Rental: Paddle through the Big Cypress Bayou by kayak or canoe. 2 hours, 4 hours or all day rentals are available. Call (903) 665-8966 to reserve.

  • The "Original" Jefferson Texas Ghost Tour: A 2-hour narrated walk through historic Jefferson with haunted and historic stories. Call (903) 665-6289 for information. Can book online at www.jeffersonghostwalk.com.

  • The Lone Star Carriage Company: Enjoy a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through historic Jefferson. Call (903) 926-8216 to reserve.

  • Roy's Rails and Rides: Golf Cart Rentals: Call (903) 665-9900 to reserve your golf cart for the day or weekend.

  • Howe Truss Train Trestle: Built in 1897, it is the only remaining Train Trestle of it's kind in the world. It is lit up each evening from Dusk to Dawn for viewing.

  • Lonesome Dove Exotic Drive-Through Safari: Call (903) 240-6180 for information.

Antiquing & Shopping
  • Blackburn's Factory Outlet: Factory Outlet Store for Blackburn's jellies, preserves and syrups, gift baskets, local cookbooks, knives, pottery and gift items. UPS Shipping Outlet. Call (903) 665-1128.

  • Brayden & Co. Antique Mall: Elegant and upscale antique furnishings and homewares. Call (903) 665-2762.

  • Blessings Book and Gifts: Christian Books and Gifts. Listen to Christian music as you shop in Blessings. This shop has Christian books (adult and children) gifts, crosses, collectibles, home decor, jewelry, bath and body, greeting cards, Christmas seasonally and more.

  • Cherry Bomb Boutique: Women & Children's Clothing.

  • Claire D Lune: Crystals, Incense, Candles, Soaps, Purses, Tarot Readings, Vintage & New Jewelry, Clothing.

  • Embears: Eclectic collectibles, custom shirts, jewelry.

  • Estate Sales: Antiques and collectibles.

  • GG's Antique Mall: Antiques and collectibles.

  • Gold Leaf Antiques: Two extensive floors of collectible glassware, furniture, books and CASE® Knives. Call (903) 665-2882.

  • Jefferson Antique Mall: Retail-Antiques-Collectibles-Miscellaneous. 18 dealers under one roof. Call (903) 665-8852.

  • Jefferson Flea Market: 1st and 3rd Weekend of every month.

  • Jefferson Fudge Store: We offer a wide variety of homemade fudge, candies, jellies, jams and preserves. In addition we have a wide selection of gifts, collectibles and antiques. Call (903) 665-3562.

  • Jefferson General Store: Authentic General Store with Soda Fountain, old time toys and gifts. Fresh made pralines & candy counter. Texas souvenirs. Famous Moody Dogs. Call (903) 665-8481.

  • The Jefferson Outpost: Antiques, collectibles, and gift shop. Includes a cafe, ice cream, fudge, chocolates, and a coffee shop.

  • Lafayette Gallery: Antiques and Gift shop.

  • Made in the Shade: Boutique, Unique Fashions, Jewelry, Home Decor, Custom Lighting, Lamp Repair & Parts.

  • My Mother's Florist & Gifts: Landscaping/Maintenance, Plants, Florist, Gifts.
  • Old Mill Antiques: 20,000 of of Fine Antiques and Collectibles

  • The Old Vault: Antiques and collectibles.

  • River City Bazaar & Flea Market: Women's Clothing, Home Decor, Accessories.

  • River Rose: Collectibles, Home Goods, Clothing, Jewelry.

  • Ron Atwood Gallery: Local artist, artwork and collectibles.

  • Texas Treasure: Wind spinners, homemade quilts, rustic custom stars, Texas Souvenirs, College Collectibles and more. Call (903) 665- 3757.

  • Three Rivers Antiques and Collectibles: 10,000 square feet of antique furniture, pottery, books, depression glass, old tools, railroad lanterns, and signs.
  • Uncle Henry's Antique Emporium & More: Antiques and collectibles.

  • Walnut Street Market: Antiques and Collectibles, including a large assortment of old doors and windows.

  • Willow Tree Boutique: Women's boutique with women's attire, accessories and jewelry.

  • Yesteryear Nick Nacks: Gifts, collectibles, Christmas all year. Trendy clothes and shoes for ladies. New jewelry. Call (903) 720-8692.