Waxahachie, Texas Visitor Information
Top 10 Attractions
For over 150 years, visitors have enjoyed the culturally and historically rich attractions of Waxahachie that are interwoven with the history of Texas. The famed Shawnee Trail ran through the center of town, now known as the Historic Downtown District.
Bethlehem Revisited. Travel back to Old World Bethlehem as it was at the time of Christ's birth. Rated the "Number One Holiday Event for the Lone Star State" by Fox 4 News in 2001. Open Friday-Sunday the first two weekends in December from 6pm-9pm. 402 North College Street, behind Central Presbyterian Church.
Ellis County Courthouse, built in 1895, is listed in the top 100 most photographed structures in the State of Texas, featuring Richardson Romanesque architectural style. Visit the Courthouse downtown on the square.
Lake Waxahachie. Bring your family, boat and jet skis. Excellent source of fishing for crappie, white bass, largemouth bass and channel catfish. 2 miles south of Waxahachie off FM 877.
Munster Mansion, private residence located at 3636 FM 813, is a recreation of the 60's TV sitcom The Munsters. The Victorian Style Mansion is complete with the ascending signature staircase, coffin phone, suit of armor, and Grandpa's electric chair.
Scarborough Renaissance Festival, a recreated 16th century English Village in the time of King Henry VIII. Thrill to the thunder of hooves and the crash of lance on shield at the joust. Watch in amazement as birds of prey swoop and dive to the command of the Royal Falconer only inches above your head. 20 stages of entertainment, 200 shops featuring handcrafted, one-of-a-kind merchandise, games of skill and human powered rides, and a wide variety of food and beverage. Open Saturdays and Sundays starting the second Saturday in April through Memorial Day, 10am-7pm. I-35E South, exit 399A, 972-938-3247.
Screams Halloween Theme Park is the world's largest Halloween theme park. Open Friday and Saturday nights, October 1-31. Gates open at 7pm. I-35E South, exit 399A, 972-938-3247.
Sims Library is an excellent example of Neoclassical Building and is a popular stop on the Waxahachie driving tour. 515 W. Main, 972-937-2671.33.
The Texas Theater, "Waxahachie's Home of Texas Music," offers a music concert series. Built in 1895, it is also one of Waxahachie's original theaters. Located in the Historic Downtown District at 110 W. Main, 972-923-1569.
Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market, Fresh produce available on the historic courthouse square every Saturday, May - October.
Webb Gallery houses a huge collection of self-taught art, old fraternal lodge objects, and vintage-anonymous art. Events are also hosted, including films, special exhibits, musical performances, speakers, and socials. 209-211 W. Franklin, 972-938-8085.