Downtown buildings display architecture from the early 1800s and are filled with specialty shops, antique stores and unique merchandise. Old Town adds to the mix with relaxed atmosphere and fun-filled shopping.
As the soft breezes whisper through the tall pines and dogwoods, you may hear the whistle of a distant train. Often called the Iron Horse, but better known as the Texas State Railroad, the train makes weekend excursions through the splendor of the countryside. Visitors are transported to a time when the steam engine was the ruler of transportation.
If festivals are your forte, then check out the Hot Pepper Festival in October or Dogwood Trails Festivals in March/April each year, or any one of the numerous special events occurring throughout the year.
We invite you to Visit Palestine, preserving its past while looking to the future; you'll find it to be a city which beckons you back time and time again. Palestine, Texas: Where Traditions Are Made.