Palestine, TX 75801
Top 10 Things to Do in Palestine
Completed in 1914, the Anderson County Courthouse, features beaux-arts architecture with a double-spiral staircase and a beautiful stained glass montage in the dome. Visit the courthouse Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and see why it’s one of the most photographed images in the area.
Taste what lies behind in the Pine Curtain and enjoy the local flavor of Palestine. Experience fine dining at its best from one of the top chefs in the U.S. or sample Pavlova from a chef, born and raised in New Zealand. In the mood for Shepard’s Pie? Don’t worry, you can wash it down with hand-crafted beer, on tap, at the local pub. From chocolate meringue pie to wood-fired pizza, dinner train rides and not to mention the famous Texas pecan cakes….. Palestine’s local flavor will keep you full and satisfied from dusk to dawn.
The Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, operated by NASA, launches balloons periodically to study the atmosphere and outer space. Tours may be arranged Monday-Friday.
The Palestine Art Tracks Sculpture Exhibit is a juried outdoor sculpture exhibit. Each piece is on loan for one year and rotated every October. The seventeen outdoor pieces, designed by artists from over the state, are placed in prominent locations throughout the Main Street District.
Take a stroll through the Palestine Main Street District that covers 44 blocks of Downtown, Old Town and the Courthouse Square. Enjoy historic architecture, shopping, antiques, bakeries, restaurants and more.
Step back in time at the Museum for East Texas Culture. Rooms in this 1915 schoolhouse display artifacts and special interest exhibits. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Fall in love with Davey Dogwood Park. For over 75 years, travelers have come to Palestine to see the Dogwoods in the spring. However, Dogwood Park is full of color in November.
Housed in a 1938 elementary school, Braly’s Hardware Store, was recently named “The Coolest Hardware Store on the Planet.”
Home to the Texas State Railroad Society Museum, the Carnegie Library, is one of the only thirteen remaining Carnegie buildings in Texas.
A Texas treasure since 1881, the Texas State Railroad, hosts events such as the Polar Express™ Train Ride in November & December, year-round steam excursions, Fall Foliage, Dinner & Bruch Trains.
Palestine, TX 75801