Experience La Grange Tourism

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 to visit:

  • View a brief video at the Old County Jail about Fayette County
  • Fayette County Courthouse which was built by J. Gordon Riley and recently restored bringing back one of the historical features which is the Atrium
  • 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 Tour

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 Church (1885)
  • United Evangelical Lutheran Church (1890)
  • Queen of The Holy Rosary Parish (1856)
  • Freyburg United Methodist Church

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 future.

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