Texas Brazos Trail Region

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


Surrounded by ranchland and peach orchards dotted with farm stands, Fairfield offers heritage attractions downtown and recreational opportunities at nearby Fairfield Lake. The Freestone County Historical Museum is housed in the 1879, castle-like brick building that used to serve as the county jail. Two log cabins moved to the museum grounds are open to visitors: the two-story Carter log home, a typical pioneer dwelling that contains a number of original furnishings and the Potter-Watson log cabin.