Houston County Visitors Center Museum, Inc.
303 South First Street
Crockett, Texas 75835
(936) 544-9520 or (936) 544-5507
The 1909 International - Great Northern Railroad Depot is the home of the
Houston County Visitors Center Museum.
206 North Seventh Street
Crockett, TX 75835
Built in the 1890s by J. E. Downes, this imposing two-and-a-half-story frame
house is a combination Queen Anne and Eastlake styles.
707 East Houston Avenue
Crockett, TX 75835
This elegant Greek Revival house was built in 1854 by a grand nephew of President James Monroe.
Houston County Lake
Location: On Little Elkhart Creek (Trinity River drainage), in Houston County
10 miles northwest of Crockett, Texas. This small 1,282-acre lake is proud of
its "Big Bass" records, and offers camping cabins. swimming, and a
Mission Tejas State Park]
Located in Houston County, 21 miles northeast of Crockett and 12 miles
southwest of Alto on Texas 21. Park entrance near Weches on Park Road 44. The site of Texas' first Spanish mission. Activities include camping, picnicking, hiking and fishing. A pond located near the picnic area offers an excellent opportunity to explore aquatic life and fish. Hiking and nature trails provide access to the natural beauty of the East Texas Pineywoods. The dogwoods are beautiful the last week or so of March, usually around the 25th. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/mission-tejas
Camp Street Cafe
Camp Street Cafe is a small music venue in downtown Crockett that provides
a range of music for East Texas, including country-western, Irish folk, and
blues. Locals may suggest pairing a Camp Street performance with a trip to
Crockett’s historic steakhouse, “Tchoupitoulas.” For a performance
schedule, click here. For a menu, click here.
If you’re interested in some history, visit the “Caddo Mounds State Historic
Site.” Here, you can discover rising earthen structures, dating more than
1,200 years, used as burial and ceremonial mounds for the Caddo Indians. They
also have an interpretive center, which displays numerous artifacts found from
this group. For more information, click here.
Piney Woods Fine Arts Association
Crockett is also home to the “Piney Woods Fine Arts Association.” This
is a non-profit group dedicated to promoting performing and visual arts to
Houston County. Some notable past performances include The Temptations, Willie
Nelson, and Pat Green. Aside from their excellent musical lineups, the
association presents a number theatrical plays. For information on this
season’s schedule, click here.