Established in 1846, Palestine is filled with striking architecture, antique shopping and a growing culinary scene. Palestine has over 1800 recognized historic resources and more buildings in the National Register of Historic Places than any Texas city except Galveston, in Texas.
Eilenberger’s Bakery is known as the oldest bakery in Texas, and the historic Texas Theatre hosts a variety of productions yearly. Art Tracks Sculpture tours, along Main Street, take place weekly Thursday-Sunday.
Davey Dogwood Park, on North Link Street, celebrates the annual Texas Dogwood Trails festival late March-early April. Other annual events include the Hot Pepper Festival in October, The Polar Express™ Train Ride in November-December, The Taste of New Orleans: Mardi Gras Celebration in February, and 1836 Chuckwagon Race on Texas Independence Day.
Centrally located between Dallas, Houston and Austin, Palestine boasts more than 1,800 historic sites (2nd to Galveston), including the award-winning Main Street District. Home to the Texas State Railroad and Dogwood Trails, Palestine is graced with stately homes, gorgeous scenic drives and a Texas friendly welcome that offers a true Southern experience.Named one of the top Travel Destinations in Texas by Texas.