Whether you are a
sightseer, tourist, adventurer, or a historian, La
Grange is the town to experience.
The La Grange Area Chamber of Commerce invites you
to come and experience the sites and sounds of La
Grange, Texas. Nestled along the Colorado
River and surrounded by majestic oak, pine and pecan
trees, La Grange brings the quiet spirit of heritage
to a relaxed way of life. Where you will find
a town rich in culture and history; a town that
celebrates its past and welcomes its future.
From shopping the town square to exploring La Grange
landmarks, or for some exercise canoeing down the
river, La Grange may have just what you are looking
for in a weekend get away.
La Grange offers services and amenities some might
expect in a larger city...but we just do it in a
more relaxed way.
We hope you will decide and come to see for yourself
what a great place La Grange, Texas is to visit.
How to book a tour
The La Grange Area Chamber of Commerce offers
several opportunities for guided tours of various
sites in and surrounding La Grange. Tours
begin at the Chamber office, 171 S. Main, between
the hours of 9:30 a.m. and usually concludes around
3:00 p.m. Time is allotted for lunch.
The cost of the True Texas Tour, or the Heritage
House of Worship Tour is $10.00 per person and a
docent fee of $50.00 with a non-refundable minimum
charge/deposit of $100.00 per group for a fully
guided tour. The deposit amount received is
deducted from the balance due upon arrival of the
tour group. The fee to the tour guide is a
separate payment and not to be included in the
guided tour payment.
True Texas Tour
You will start your tour at the Old County Jail
where you will meet your tour guide. Listed
below are some of the sights where you will witness
a glimpse into a simpler time. Your tour can
be custom planned to suit your group and the time
allowance you have for your tour. From the
list below, make your selection of 3 sights you wish
View a brief video at the Old County Jail about
Fayette County Courthouse which was built by J.
Gordon Riley and recently restored bringing back
one of the historical features which is the
La Grange Depot
Texas Czech Heritage Center
Monument Hill State Park where you will see the
Memorial to the Dawson Massacre (there is a
minimum of 10 people for this tour)
The Faison Home
Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives
Downtown Square featuring shopping in the
historical buildings, and the Muster Tree
Polka Lover's Club of Texas Museum
Heritage House of Worship
Perhaps the strength and
determination of the men and women who settled Texas
is best reflected in the living legacy they left
behind: their beloved churches. Located within
the City of La Grange and on the winding country
roads of Fayette County, these fascinating houses of
worship have withstood the test of time.
Several of the churches are strikingly simple,
harkening back to the days when travel in the
country was via horseback or wagon while others are
more elaborate and elegant.
Individually, the churches
represent different faiths and ethnic groups.
Together, they reflect the values
of the pioneers who settled Fayette County, who
first established farms and business and then turned
their attention to building schools and churches.
This tour proudly pays tribute to those whose faith
was so strong it can still be felt.
- St. James Episcopal
Evangelical Lutheran Church (1890)
Queen of The Holy Rosary Parish (1856)
- Freyburg United Methodist
Time permitting, The La Grange
Old City Cemetery provides the story of the
importance the cemetery has held for pioneers
and offers visitors a glimpse of the people of
Fayette County and their commitment to its
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