Step Into the Past Tours
Step into the Past: Brenham Historical Tours are open! Public tours every Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Barnhill Center at the Simon Theatre – See The Dawn of Washington County in the upstairs ballroom on most Saturdays. Movie runs on the hour, every hour from 10:00 to 4:00. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children.
Glissmann Drug Store Museum – A fascinating pharmacy that looks exactly like it did in 1924. A short movie will introduce visitors to Carl Glissmann. Admission is free of charge.
Brenham Fire Museum – Visitors can see up-close three antique fire trucks from Brenham’s past, two of which are rare – the only ones in Texas of their kind. Admission is free of charge.
Brenham Heritage Museum – New exhibits and three short movies have been added to the gallery for Step into the Past. New interactive activities for children are popular. Admission to the Museum gallery is $3 for adults and $1 for children.
Toubin Park – Opened in 2011, the park is part of Step into the Past for its original cistern built around 1878. Toubin Park displays give details about the Washington County Railroad, the Burning of Brenham, and the city’s Texas Archeological Landmark – a system of historic cisterns. Admission is free of charge.
The Giddings Wilkin House Museum – The oldest standing home in Brenham, built in 1843, visitors are greeted with a short film and then allowed to tour the house.
The Giddings Stone Mansion – Built in 1870, this grand house has hosted many lavish events for nearly 150 years. Tourists can see the homes’ advanced features for its time, and learn how the family’s household operated.
The public can tour the Giddings houses on Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Admission to see both homes is $15 for adults and $5 for children.