66th Annual Jefferson Historical Pilgrimage
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The Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club of Jefferson, Texas invites you, your family, and your friends to:


                                        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

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