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6 Things to Do Near College Station

November 25th, 2014 by Pamela Murski

Antique Shopping Near College Station

Antique Shopping Near College Station

The amount of things to do near College Station are limitless!  Our Bed and Breakfast is a mere 40 minute drive through  the beautiful countryside from College Station and guests are often having to choose from the abundance of activities, sites to visit, historical attractions, music and theatre venues, tours, gardens, restaurants, and other exciting things to do near College Station and Brenham.  To get you started here is a short listing of  our top 6 picks!

1.  Washington On The Brazos State Park:

The Birthplace of Texas, Washington On The Brazos is an amazing historical site and one of the many things to do near College Station and Brenham.  Some highlights of WOB…. The Park is home  to Independence Hall, Barrington Living History Farm, Fanthorp Inn, Star of the Republic Museum, and Six Flags Over Texas Monument.  The activities are year round here.  Experience Texas history at its’ inception,  where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed and the government of the Republic of Texas was created.  Walk  in the footsteps of Davy Crockett, step into  the  life of Dr. Anson Jones (the last President of the Republic of  Texas) as you experience Barrington Living  History Farm through interpreters  participating and reenacting the daily activities of life on the farm over 150 years ago, and immerse yourself in the rich history of the Republic of Texas (a sovereign nation from 1836 to 1846) by exploring the Museum’s award-winning exhibitions of an unparalleled look at the people, places, and events that shaped the character of the Texas we know today.  For more information call 936-878-2461, ext. 237 or check the website.

2.  George Bush Library:

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, part of the National Archives and Records Administration’s Presidential Libraries network, home of records and artifacts of George H.W. Bush the 41st President of the United States, contains  textual archives of more than 45 million pages of documents plus audio-visual archives of more than 2 million photographs and thousands of hours of video and audio recordings .  For information: Click Here

3.  Winery Tours and Tastings:

Home to the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail,  there are a variety of Boutique Wineries between College Station and Brenham to stop, tour and enjoying a tasting at.  Some of our favorites on the trail are Pleasant Hill Winery, Windy Winery, Saddlehorn Winery, Texas Star Winery, and Messina Hof Winery.  The trail hosts food and wine pairing with special events throughout the year.  Murski Homestead B&B is  located within 15 minutes of 3 of the 4 listed!

4.  Independence, Texas:

Founded in 1835, Independence is a town rich in history including being the homesite of Baylor University and the home to General Sam Houston and his family  in the 1850s.   Visit Old Baylor Park, walk the village loop, and learn about early Texas history, Sam Houston, pioneer homes, historic churches, old plantations, and more.  Bike tours, driving tours, walking tour, lighted church tour and festival celebrations throughout the  year can all be found in this tiny historic town.   To plan your tour, click here.

5.  Theatre in Historic Downtown Brenham:

One of  the  things to do near College Station is enjoying a live production at Unity Theatre in Historic Downtown Brenham.  Unity Theatre rivals New York style Broadway with its’  unique setting in a beautifully renovated warehouse and crafting of  professional theatre by bringing in actors, directors, designers and technicians from across the country to give patrons the most rewarding theatrical experience possible!  To check their production  schedule, location and ticket sales, visit their  website or call 979-830-1460.

6.  Antique Shopping:

Every little town has its’ antique shop draw.  Some of our favorite haunts to get you started are located in Brenham, a mere 35 minute drive from College Station, are Leftovers, JR’s Antiques, Blue Bird Off  The Square, Antique Gypsy and of, course, the semi-annual Round Top Antiques Shows.  In Bryan, be sure to visit the downtown area for some great shops and in the outlying towns of Navasota and Chappell  Hill.

Ready to get started?  Book your room today and we’ll help you plan your excursions!  So much to do…..not enough time!

 

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