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  Close your eyes and you can almost hear the sound of the whistle as the steamboats pull into port.

When you visit Jefferson, TX, you take a journey back through time to a bustling 19th century riverport, an era of prosperity and wealth, of petticoats and parasols, of Southern grace and romance. Today's Jefferson is reminiscent of its heyday, with antique shops lining the original brick streets, horse-drawn carriage tours, even a trip on a steam paddle boat.

History enthusiasts come to Jefferson for an authentic experience, to walk among well-preserved buildings and tour the beautiful, Greek-revival homes, touch the artifacts and see the museums, and maybe hear a ghost story or two. Couples come to unwind, unplug and reconnect in the Bed & Breakfast Capital of East Texas.

Whatever you come for, you'll find it and more in Jefferson, Texas.

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General Store in Jefferson Texas

Today's Jefferson remains largely unchanged from its 19th-century past. Walk the original streets, tour authentic buildings and relive its colorful history.

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Carriage rides in Jefferson, Texas

Experience true, southern romance with the one you love. Enjoy a relaxing escape together in the B&B Capital of East Texas.

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Jefferson, TX 75657

 President Rutherford B. Hayes, President U. S. Grant, John Jacob Astor, P. S. Chrysler, Charles Culberson, the John Drew and Ward Barrymore troupe, and Oscar Wilde using the alias of John Gibbs have been registered guests at the Excelsior Hotel. 

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