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City of Palestine
All City of Palestine connections for Tourism, City Codes,
City Council Information, Economic Development and Historic
Main Street Palestine Tx
The historic central busines district is full of 44 blocks
of turn of the century buildings. There is a huge
renovation process going on in Palestine. Currently there
are 29 buildings undergoing rehabilitation. Several have
been renovated recently including the Redlands Hotel. Look
at old photos of Palestine on this site.
Museum for East Texas Culture
The museum is located in the John H. Reagan High School in
the large city park near downtown. The many old classrooms
show collections ranging from the history of John H. Reagan
(a local resident) to High School history including
yearbooks and much historical research material for homes
and businesses in the county.
Palestine Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber offers a variety of services and information for
the visitor. A very active organization, this Chamber is a
leader in the community .. definitely a new and old
business's best friend.
Palestine Public Library
offers historical geneology information for decades of
Anderson County residents along with historical research
material for many subjects including the Norman W. Mollard
military history collection. See the site for opening hours
for the Palestine Texas Library.
Texas State Railroad
Vintage steam and diesel locomotives take passengers across
the celebrated rails of the Piney Woods Route between the
quaint East Texas towns of Palestine and Rusk on a 50-mile
roundtrip adventure. The 25 miles of rail on which the Texas
State Railroad travels is the link between two iconic East
Texas towns. Both are well-known for their natural beauty,
historic charm, and Victorian-style architecture.
Tracks is a juried exhibit featuring outdoor sculptures in
prominent Main Street Locations in Palestine. Art
Tracks is a project of the Palestine Main Street Department
and Palestine Tomorrow.
There is also a park across from the Visitor Center
being developed for sculptures and railroad history.
Dogwood Trails Celebration This long-time
celebration takes place the last two weekends in March and
first weekend in April. Enjoy the delicate beauty of the
dogwood trees in Davey Dogwood Park and the surrounding
area. Activities are scheduled each weekend to compliment
the Celebration, including the Dogwood Trails Festival, the
Entertainment & Goods
Texas Community Theater
The crown jewel Historic Main Street Palestine, the ongoing
restoration continues. It is home to a very active
community theater group offering live productions throughout
the year. The restored neon light on the front of the
building is a bright beacon during show time.
The Pint & Barrel Drafthouse
is a great stop for casual food fare and a variety of beers
and wine in a vintage setting.
restaurant and bar are in the Old Town Palestine area on 302
Oxbow Bakery and Antiques.
One of the best pies in the world!! Stop in Tues -
Saturday for pie and antiques or a light lunch.
Located in Old Town at 303 E. Crawford.
MaryJean's Boutique by Artifacts
is a delightful collage of boutique clothing, gifts and
Located in the Redlands Historic Inn on the first floor, one
will be entertained with colorful and unusual merchandise.
is also located in the Redlands building.
Chef Christian Mailloux serves
a beautiful dinner in
a lovely setting. The
Restaurant and its staff stands ready to give you a first
class experience which will keep you coming back again and
is an excellent store
in the downtown area.
Loads of furniture, interesting collectables,
glassware and memoriabilia await your leisurely visit.
The restored building is fascinating.
Be sure to ask about the restoration project complete
a few years ago. 106
W Main St
Granny Muffin Wines
is a delightful downtown brewed winery next to our building.
You will enjoy fine art in a gallery setting along with
gourmet items and wine accessories. Be sure to say hi