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Brenham/Washington County, Texas

The Birthplace of Texas

Washington County - Brenham, Texas. Home of Blue Bell Ice Cream and the birthplace of Texas.

Washington County is history, tradition and beauty. Green meadows flecked with the vibrancy of a million bluebonnets in the spring; century old celebrations honoring the area's proud heritage; structures and sites where Texas history was formed.

Tour Blue Bell CreameriesCome spend some time with us. Tour historic sites in Brenham, Burton, Chappell Hill, Independence and Washington-on-the-Brazos. Scenic rolling hills, 30 B&B's, a Historic Main Street District, winery, antique shops, Blue Bell Creameries, Antique Rose Emporium, five museums, live theatre and more.

You will find people and places to amuse you, educate and inspire you. In the spring, brilliant patches of bluebonnets emulate a vibrant blue sky, and dazzling Indian paintbrushes evoke the warm colors of a sunset. A true haven for city dwellers and nature lovers.

Brenham/Washington County is conveniently located on Highway 290, 68 miles west of Houston and 88 miles east of Austin. Only 40 miles south of Bryan/College Station. To the southwest, San Antonio is 150 miles, while the Dallas/Fort Worth area is 210 miles to the north.

Be it for a week, a weekend, or just one leisurely day, time spent in Washington County is time spent away from it all.

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Brenham/Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau
314 S. Austin Street
Brenham, Texas 77833

Phone: 1-888-BRENHAM
Fax: 979-836-2540

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