There Are More Than 80 Historic Buildings In This Special Texas Town
Most people would assume that the largest cities in any state would have the most historic buildings simply because of their size. While that makes complete and utter sense, we don’t like playing by the rules here in Texas. Waxahachie, a town of about 30,000, has over 80 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places – that’s more than anywhere else in the Lone Star State, including even Houston! That fact is incredible enough without even taking a look at the incredible architecture, so you’ll be even more blown away when you see some of these Waxahachie historic homes:
What a tour of the Waxahachie historic homes! Have you ever seen any of these buildings in person? What other cities in Texas have lots of historic buildings? Let us know your favorites!
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Looking for more historic towns in Texas to explore? This small town is a perfect historic day trip in Texas!
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What are some other historic towns in Texas for day trips?
Texas is an immensely big state with an immensely BIG history, and some of the smallest towns make for the best historic day trip adventures:
- Johnson City: Home to the 36th president of the United States, great restaurants, and awe-inspiring natural wonders, this tiny blip on the map is so worth visiting. The Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, located in nearby Stonewall, features nature trails, historic cabins, the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, and a Visitors Center showcasing memorabilia from President Johnson’s time in office. Across the Pedernales River, you'll find Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park, which the iconic LBJ Ranch is part of. Johnson continued to live on the ranch throughout his adult life and political career, and the home he shared with his wife, Lady Bird, became known as the "Texas White House," making it a must-visit for all TX history buffs.
- Kemah: Kemah is a family-friendly destination with a boardwalk that features tons of rides and games, a quaint town square brimming with shops and restaurants, and a relaxed, easygoing lifestyle. It’s one of the best day trips in Texas you can possibly take! Kemah is best-known for its signature boardwalk, featuring rides and games galore. For shop-til-you-drop types, historic Kemah Lighthouse District, nestled in the center of the city, is where you'll find an array of charming shops and restaurants.
- Brenham: With a population of just over 17,000, Brenham sits smack dab between Austin and Houston, making it a prime destination for families in need of a getaway. You'll feel right at home in the cozy small town, where you'll meet some of the friendliest and most welcoming people around. Kick off your time in Brenham at Fireman's Park, the home of the Flying Horses Carousel. Climb aboard the merry-go-round for an old-fashioned ride, a treasured town tradition! In terms of points of interest, Brenham is the home of Blue Bell Creameries, and you're in for a delightfully delicious treat when you stop by the ice cream shop!