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Posted on: May 8, 2018

Step into the Past

Step Into The Past

Start at the Visitor Center to pick up a brochure about the attractions and plan your day. Many sites are within walking distance in Downtown Brenham. 

The Barnhill Center at the Simon Theatre – Originally opened in 1925, the historic Theatre has been completely restored and is now being enjoyed by many for music, movies, weddings and more. Visitors can see the movie, The Dawn of Washington County, in the beautiful theatre on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month at 1:30 pm. Admission is $5 for adults and $3  for children.

Glissmann Drug Store Museum – A fascinating pharmacy that looks exactly like it did in 1924, complete with medicines and equipment used in that era. A short movie will introduce visitors to Carl Glissmann and his processes for mixing medicines by hand. Admission is free of charge.

Brenham Fire Museum – Visitors can see up-close three antique fire trucks from Brenham’s past, two of which are rare – the only ones in Texas of their kind. Tourists will also learn the exciting history of the Brenham Fire Department and the annual Maifest celebration. Admission is free of charge.

Toubin Park – Opened in 2011, the park is part of Step into the Past for its original cistern built around 1878. Toubin Park displays give details about the Washington County Railroad, the Burning of Brenham, and the city’s Texas Archeological Landmark – a system of historic cisterns. Admission is free of charge.

Call the Visitor's Center at 979-337-7580 for more information on booking your 

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