Delight in the scents of the Antique Rose Emporium

Celebrate “Texas Independence Day”

with Blue Bell Ice Cream in Brenham and a party in Washington-on-the-Brazos!

Weekend Trip

Come join the Texas Independence Day Celebration at Washington-on-the-Brazos, birthplace of the Republic of Texas. On March 2, 1836, a brave band of Texian patriots declared their independence from Mexico in a rustic log cabin in a village called “Washington-on-the-Brazos”. Their bold action laid the groundwork for ten years of independent nationhood and then annexation with the U.S.

Every year at this time the State Park located here throws a huge birthday festival featuring patriotic speeches by State leaders, re-enacters, and a Texas-size cake. Located at the Park are the cabin where independence was declared, the home of President of the Republic Anson Jones, the Star of the Republic Museum (the most complete of all museums on the Texas revolution and nationhood), and the Barrington Living History Farm.

But that's not all! On this two-day trip you will be staying overnight in Brenham, and Brenham means Blue Bell Ice Cream! We will stop for ice cream at the old fashioned parlor right there where those contented cows live, and also see:

Independence Texas - the crossroads where the Baylor Columns are (original site of Baylor University), the home of Mrs. Sam Houston, the Independence Baptist Church, and the Antique Rose Emporium.

A great weekend celebration for all Texans, new and old!

Tour Highlights

A visit to the MONASTERY OF ST. CLARE where the nuns raise miniature horses (upon availbility.


Visit the original Bluebell Creamery

Tour Can Include

Tour includes lunch at the Fluff Top Roll Café in Brenham, and dinner at the Nueces Equestrian Center, with a hayride and cutting horse show followed by elegant dining in their crystal chandelier, white tablecloth salon overlooking the arena.

Please Note

This tour can also be easily combined with sites in COLLEGE STATION, such as the BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY, MESSINA HOF WINERY, and TEXAS A&M University.