Historic Preservation

Historic Sites
  • Seward Plantation, one of the best-preserved pre-Civil War plantations in Texas
  • Independence Baptist Church, the oldest Baptist church in Texas (Sam Houston is its most famous member.)
  • Simon Theater, designed by renowned Texas architect Alfred C. Finn in 1925 in Classic Revival style. A capital campaign is under way to “Save our Simon.”

Historic Cemeteries

Self-guided Tours
Online historic resources