East Texas City

Palestine, Texas

Home Of The Polar Express

Visit Over 1,300 Historic homes

Historic homes, magnolias, and dogwoods impart a gracious Southern sensibility to this Texas Main Street city. In addition to the annual Dogwood Trails Festival, visitors find more than 1,300 historic homes and buildings, many within two National Register Historic Districts that can be viewed on a driving tour. The conductor sounds the “all aboard” for the steam train at the Texas State Railroad depot. Boarding for round trip excursions takes place at depots in Palestine and Rusk. Events include the Texas Dogwoods Trail in March, the Polar Express Train ride in November/December, The Taste of New Orleans: Mardi Gras Celebration in February, and the 1836 Chuckwagon Race on Texas Independence Day.

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Texas Forest Trail Partners

Convention and Visitors Bureau

Museum For East Texas Culture

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150 Years Of Texas History In The Starr Family Home In Marshall

Nestled in the heart of Marshall’s museums and cultural activities, Starr Family Home State Historic Site is composed of several elegant structures. Period furnishings, clothing, and antiques trace the transition of the buildings through four generations of the Starr family in Texas history. Click here to read more.