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Visit Palestine All City of Palestine connections for Tourism, City Codes, City Council Information, Economic Development and Historic Information.
Main Street Palestine TX. The historic central business district is full of 44 blocks of turn of the century buildings. There is a huge renovation process going on in Palestine. Currently there are 29 buildings undergoing rehabilitation. Several have been renovated recently including the Redlands Hotel. Look at old photos of Palestine on this site.
Palestine Chamber of Commerce The Chamber offers a variety of services and information for the visitor. A very active organization, this Chamber is a leader in the community .. definitely a new and old business's best friend.
Palestine Public Library offers historical geneology information for decades of Anderson County residents along with historical research material for many subjects including the Norman W. Mollard military history collection. See the site for opening hours for the Palestine Texas Library.
Texas State Railroad Vintage steam and diesel locomotives take passengers across the celebrated rails of the Piney Woods Route between the quaint East Texas towns of Palestine and Rusk on a 50-mile roundtrip adventure. The 25 miles of rail on which the Texas State Railroad travels is the link between two iconic East Texas towns. Both are well-known for their natural beauty, historic charm, and Victorian-style architecture.
Dogwood Trails Celebration This long-time celebration takes place the last two weekends in March and first weekend in April. Enjoy the delicate beauty of the dogwood trees in Davey Dogwood Park and the surrounding area. Activities are scheduled each weekend to compliment the Celebration, including the Dogwood Trails Festival, the first weekend.
Entertainment & Goods
Texas Community Theater The crown jewel Historic Main Street Palestine, the ongoing restoration continues. It is home to a very active community theater group offering live productions throughout the year. The restored neon light on the front of the building is a bright beacon during show time.
The Pint & Barrel Drafthouse is a great stop for casual food fare and a variety of beers and wine in a vintage setting. Other shops, restaurant and bar are in the Old Town Palestine area on 302 E. Crawford.
Oxbow Bakery is a sweet spot in Old Town Palestine, where mile-high meringue and Southern heritage collide for the ultimate dessert. Owned and operated by a mother-son team, Oxbow Bakery has become synonymous with Palestine, driving foodies & pie lovers into town. Oxbow has been featured in Southern Living, Taste of South Magazine, Texas Highways & Texas Monthly. Open Thursday-Saturday from 10am-3pm (or until they sell out).
Queen St Grille American style foods in a beautiful, historic building. We cover a variety of tastes from casual lunches to fine steaks and seafood.