Palestine is a charming Texas city, with the feel of the Deep South. The city offers bed & breakfasts, good motels, a variety of restaurants, restored Victorian homes, yards and parks filled with magnolia and dogwood trees, Texas State Railroad, museums, and numerous attractions. Download your city map here.
In addition, 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.
In the heart of the city is the world famous Eilenberger's Bakery, offering - for 100 years - old world recipe cakes, cookies and pastries. Or if festivals are your forte, then check out the Fall Fest/Oktoberfest (formerly Hot Pepper Fest) or Dogwood Trails Festivals, 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. "Embrace Nature" in Palestine, Texas, your next getaway for rest and relaxation.