Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Follow the Dogwoods to Palestine, Texas

Dogwoods in Palestine, Texas
Palestine is a charming East Texas town that boasts more than 1,800 historic sites, including the Main Street District.  Home to the Texas State Railroad and Dogwood Trails, Palestine is graced with stately homes, gorgeous scenic drives and a Texas friendly welcome that offers a true Southern experience.

Why Palestine? Palestine is the ideal destination for the heritage and culinary tourist.  The City of Palestine has more buildings in the National Register of Historic Places than any Texas City except Galveston.  Established in 1846, as a center of commerce and culture, Palestine continues its tradition of small-town hospitality. Downtown buildings display architecture from the early 1800s and are filled with specialty shops, antiques stores and local flavor.  Palestine is home to Eilenberger’s Bakery, known as the oldest bakery in Texas, and the historic Texas Theatre, which hosts a variety of productions yearly.

If festivals are your forte, then plan a road trip to the 76th Annual Dogwood Trails Celebration ( This long-time celebration takes place the last two weekends in March and first weekend in April.  Activities are scheduled each weekend to compliment the Celebration, including a festival the first weekend. Don't miss the Piney Woods Excursion and ‘Dogwood Train Brunch’ at the Texas State Railroad, Dulcimer Music Festival, Main Street Farm & Flower Market, live productions at the Texas Theatre & much more.  Enjoy the delicate beauty of the dogwood trees in Davey Dogwood Park or take a drive through the unique historic neighborhoods and see restored Victorian homes with beautiful yards filled with magnolia trees.

We invite you to enjoy our charming B&Bs, modern hotels, spas, wineries, bakeries, diverse shopping and restaurants for all palettes. For more information, visit or contact the Palestine Visitor Center at 903-723-3014.