Places to go – Things to see
Depot Museum and M-K-T Depot
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites
260 North Washington Street, La Grange, TX 78945
Open Saturday 10am-4pm (except holidays)
This depot was completed in November 1897 by the Taylor, Bastrop, and Houston Railroad. It replaced the earlier depot that was on this site from 1887 until it burned in May 1897. It has been a museum since 2006.
414 State Loop 92, La Grange, TX 78945
Open daily 8am-4:30pm
In 1849, German immigrant Heinrich Ludwig Kreische purchased 172 acres of land including the Dawson/Mier tomb, now known as Monument Hill & built a three-story house for his family. In the 1860s, he started one of the first commercial breweries in Texas. The monument marks the tomb of the men that died during the Dawson Massacre of September 1842 and the ill-fated Mier expedition of November 1842, also known as the “black bean” incident. Nearby citizens reinterred their remains here in a common tomb so that they can be honored for their sacrifice. The site is now marked by a 1936 Centennial monument. The Park opened in 1983.
Fayette Public Library / Fayette Heritage Museum & Archives
Historic Casino Hall
Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-1pm,
The Fayette Public Library and Fayette Heritage Museum & Archives serves the citizens of the city of La Grange and surrounding communities. Archives started in 1976, building constructed in 1978.
Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
The Historic Casino Hall, located at 254 N. Jefferson, is now a newly renovated, two-story building consisting of 9,615 square feet of space including a performing arts center. It is the home of the La Grange Economic Development Corporation and La Grange Main Street and Visitors Bureau. One of La Grange’s oldest and most significant buildings, the Historic Casino Hall continues to represent the Casino Gemütlichkeit spirit and will provide a place of friendliness and good cheer for years to come. Built in 1881, renovated in 2014 and contains Visitor’s Center, History room and private rental space
Historic Faison Home
Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center
Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-3pm
Opened and constructed in 2009, the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center preserves and promotes the history, language, culture, and heritage of Czech Texans who trace their ancestry to the present-day Czech Republic or the former Austro-Hungarian Empire (including Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, and Slovakia).
Texas Heroes Museum in the Old Fayette County Jail
Texas Quilt Museum
171 South Main Street, La Grange, TX 78945
(Currently Closed Due to Covid) -Open Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm
The Texas Heroes Museum is located at the Old Jail. Their mission is to honor Texans who have served to secure and defend freedom and liberty from the time of the Texas Revolution to present day conflicts. It operated as a jail in 1883 until 1985, opened as a museum in 1994.
Open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-3pm