305 E. Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657   |    tourism@cityhallofjefferson.com   |   903-665-3733  Fax: 903-665-7457

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Outdoor


Travel paths that attracted epic adventurers.

There’s an adventure around every bend in Jefferson. For amazing views, walk through the Port of Jefferson Trail or enjoy a scenic drive on the brick roads viewing over 70 Historical Sites. See the Carnegie Library, only 4 still being used as libraries in Texas. Find big excitement on historic railway train rides, carriage rides, rivers and lakes, or catch a fish so big the story doesn’t need embellishing along our bayou.


Port Jefferson History & Nature Center Walking Trail

Address:
305 E. Austin
Jefferson, TX 75657
Phone: 903-665-2900

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The Port Jefferson History & Nature Center is a hands-on, outdoor learning center and environmental park promoting habitat restoration along the historic riverfront in Jefferson, Texas. Educational programs, activities and outreach projects demonstrating the importance of history and nature are available to visitors. Programs are developed and managed by the Collins Academy team.


iTOUR USA Historical Walking Tour

Address:
305 E. Austin
Jefferson, TX 75657
Phone: 903-665-3733

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Simply scan an iTOUR USA site marker sign with a mobile device suing the QR Code Reader to unlock your adventure! Watch documentary videos and personal interviews, listen to historical audio clips, browse fascinating photos, and learn of additional nearby amenities, attractions and services.

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Bayou Boat Tours

Address:
200 Bayou St.
Jefferson, TX 75657
Phone: 903-665-2222

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Step aboard the riverboat and learn about how Jefferson was once a thriving riverport in the 1800's. One hour history and nature tour of Big Cypress Bayou and Turning Basin. Groups welcome - schools, churches, reunions, business groups, tour buses, etc.

Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 10am, 2pm, 4pm

Prices:

$10 Adults

$5 Children under 12


Historic Jefferson Railway & Gator Pit

Address:
400 E. Austin
Jefferson, TX 75657
Phone: 903-665-6400 
Toll Free: 866-398-2038

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The Historic Jefferson Railway Company recreates the Golden Era of Steam Railroading. The Jefferson and Cypress Bayou is a live steam, narrow gauge railway. Narrated authentic steam engine train ride.

Hours:

Depot opens at 11am on Saturdays

Saturday - 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm

Prices:

$12 Adults

Children 6 & under Free

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Lone Star Carriage Company

Address:
222 W. Austin
Jefferson, TX 75657
Phone: 903-926-8216

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Historic tours of Jefferson by horse and carriage. Historic Tours 30 min. ride (Narration)
Learn all about the towns history, homes, and famous people from Jefferson’s Riverport days while traveling the brick streets. Specializing in weddings.

Prices:

$60 - 30 min Historic tour

$120 - 1 hour Romantic ride


Roy’s Rails & Rides Golf Cart Rentals

Address:
602 N. Polk St.
Jefferson, TX 75657
Phone: 903-665-9900

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Legal, street-ready for use in Jefferson! Headlights, horn and some have back seats. Great for parades, touring the town, Easy parking!

2 Seater Rates:
$10 per hour, 2 hour minimum
$75 per day, up to 24 hours
$150 per weekend, Friday PM to Monday AM. We’ll pick-up and deliver.

4 Seater Rates:
$12 per hour, 2 hour minimum
$85 per day, up to 24 hours
$175 per weekend, Friday PM to Monday AM. We’ll pick-up and deliver.