The 66th Annual Jefferson Historical Pilgrimage
Inside the Gates of Jefferson
May 2, 3, 4, & 5, 2013
Jefferson is located on Big Cypress Bayou in northeast Texas and is rich with historic preservation, antique and gift shops, bed and breakfast inns, fine restaurants, museums, a new incredible model railroad located within its own recently built building, historic Oakwood Cemetery, beautiful old churches, steam train ride, riverboat rides and tours, horse-drawn carriages, mule-drawn wagons, Jay Gould’s impressive private rail car, and the Excelsior House Hotel which has been in continuous operation since 1858. You will enjoy attractions which are located wit in a compact historical district ideally suited for walking if so inclined.
Among the many amenities you may experience during your visit will be:
Period dressed guides in four historic homes (Dunlora built in 1867; White Oak Manor built in
1911; Moseley Manor built in 1851 and The Beard House built in 1860)(May 3-4)
The Excelsior House Grand Ballroom luncheon buffet (Saturday 11:30 – 2:00) Please make
reservations for this event.
Quilt and Fiber-Art Show
Crafts Fair and Heirloom Plant Sale
Twilight Garden Stroll through four beautiful gardens
The Pilgrimage parade (Saturday morning at 10:00) which always ends with those pesky Yankee
Soldiers disrupting the event
The re-enactment of the Presentation of Colors to the Jefferson Guard as they leave to fight for
the Confederacy (10:00 Sunday morning/Christ Episcopal Church, outdoors)
Five performances of the 59th production of the very popular, ”Diamond Bessie Murder Trial”
(Advance tickets are strongly advised.)
Battle for Port Jefferson Civil War Re-enactment
Tour buses are welcome with special accommodations for parking.
For additional information: Excelsior House 800-490-7270 or 903-665-2513 or www.jeffersonpilgrimage.com