Colonial Capital of Texas
Sealy, located at the intersection of I-10 and Highway 36 (just 48 minutes west of Houston, 60 minutes from Austin or Bryan/College Station, less than 90 minutes to San Antonio), formed as a railroad town in 1879, once part of the San Felipe de Austin Town Corporation.
Within 5 miles, you will find the richest part of Texas history the struggle for Independence. Sealy was a part of the DREAM THAT BECAME TEXAS. Historic travelers will find San Felipe the "Colonial Capital of Texas", Washington on the Brazos, known as the Birthplace of Texas and San Jacinto where the battle with Mexico ended in victory for Texas, giving birth to the Republic of Texas, all within a 90 mile area.
Sealy's claim to fame comes from the world famous "Sealy Mattress." Although no Sealy mattresses were ever manufactured here, Daniel Haynes (ca. 1885) perfected the technique and equipment patents, which he later sold in 1889 to a group of investors who went on to make the Sealy Mattress a household name around the world.
Sealy and Austin County known in Texas for its extensive number and types of show horse farms located in the area. Paso Finos, Arabian, Peruvian, Clydesdales, Gypsy Vanners, Miniatures and many more. In the rolling countryside you can visit farms, which have extensive show arenas where you can arrange for exhibitions, some farms also have areas to hold private catered meals.
For those that love the "Wine Country" Sealy is a part of the Brazos Wine Trail, with extensive acreage of vineyards in the county.
If you are looking for a TEXAS destination, we have several Ranches (with over 200 years of expertise) that offer an opportunity to have a real Texas encounter.
Sealy and Austin County have elegant tearooms, deli cafes, 4-star restaurants, and last but not least our famous Southern Hospitality. Scenic drives with wildflowers in the spring and birds in the fall.
Come enjoy the day or a weekend, take memories home!