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Texas Brazos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Plan Your Adventure

  • Old Fort ParkerOld Fort Parker
  • George Bush Presidential Library and MuseumGeorge Bush Presidential Library and Museum
  • SmithvilleSmithville
  • Fort HoodFort Hood
  • Homestead HeritageHomestead Heritage


Destination Highlights


  • MA FERGUSON, EARLY MAN, AND ARTIST’S IMPRESSIONS

    The Bell County Museum counts over 12,000 objects in its collection related to the Central Texas region, all housed in a renovated, restored, newly constructed, and historically adapted...

  • RED POPPY CAPITAL

    The mid-1800s saw two groups attracted to the future site of Georgetown with its abundance of timber and clean water: pioneering settlers, both American and European, and the Tonkawa Indians who had...

  • Williamson County, created in 1848, was named for Robert McAlpin Williamson, a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto who acquired the nickname “Three-Legged Willie” due to the wooden prosthesis that replaced his lost limb. Early settlers were...

Travel Themes


    • WHISTLE STOP TOUR OR JUST THE TICKET

      From Brownsville and Burton up to Mount Vernon and across to Sierra Blanca, train depots in Texas serve as museums, businesses, or active stations. At one time in our state's historic...

    • African American Museum Dallas

      IN THE DETAILS

      Our major museums, nationally-recognized institutions like the Amon Carter in Fort Worth, the Witte in San Antonio, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, help us connect to the world around us, bridging...

    • Exterior of King High School with historical marker

      CENTER OF LEARNING

      Funding for a Texas university system began as early as 1839 when the Congress of the Republic of Texas dedicated revenues from almost a quarter of a million acres of land to fund higher education....