Henderson, Texas Department of Tourism: Visit Henderson, TX

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Welcome to Henderson!

Our National Register Historic District has the most picturesque downtown square in East Texas.  Here you will find upscale shopping, and eateries.  Experience the southern charm and hospitality of our small quaint town. Come spend the night in one of our comfortable hotels.

Henderson is a designated Texas Main Street City, a National Main Street City and a GO TEXAN Certified Retirement Community.

Heritage Syrup Fest

Henderson is proud to host the only folk life festival in East Texas. The Heritage Syrup Festival is always celebrated the second Saturday in November from 9:00am-5:00pm. Beginning in November 1989, this unique fall festival is centered around the making of sugarcane syrup.

Henderson Civic Theater

The Henderson Civic Theater produces live theatre in the historic downtown Opera House on a regular basis, bringing fine arts at its best to the city. In January 1986, a core group of 16 people met to discuss desires and plans to begin a theatre group. The group, which became known as the Henderson Civic Theatre, would promote and support theatrical endeavors by a performing arts group.

Henderson Sports Complex

Sports complex which includes boys baseball fields and girls softball fields, basketball pavilion and picnic area.  Recreation Center provides sport programs such as flag football, T-Ball, wresting, cheerleading etc.

Rusk County Expo Center

A World War II T-33 trainer aircraft, which serves as a memorial to all veterans, marks the entrance of the Rusk County Youth Expo Center.

One of the finest facilities of its kind in the state, the $3.2 million Rusk County Expo Center was completed in 1995 as a complement to the existing air-conditioned Ag Center.

Henderson agency

Welcome To Henderson



Welcome to Henderson, Texas.  Step back in time where history comes alive. Henderson is named after the first Governor of our State, James Pinckney Henderson.

Our National Register Historic District has the most picturesque downtown square in East Texas.  Here you will find upscale shopping, antiques, eateries, specialty coffee and the Rusk County Library which offers genealogy assistance  and also has a computer gallery.  Vist the Depot Museum at 514 N. High St. just a few blocks from downtown. The museum is settled on 5 acres with 11 restored historic buildings, the fanciest outhouse in Texas, and the newly restored cotton gin. Also visit the Historic Howard Dickinson House. Home is located in downtown. Opened by apointment only. Call the Henderson Chamber of Commerce 903-657-5528 for appointment or you may leave a voice message @ 903-657-6925 at the Howard House.

Experience the southern charm and hospitality of our small quaint town. Come spend the night in one of our comfortable hotels.

Henderson is a Texas Main Street City and a National Main Street City.

Come stay for a day or stay for a lifetime.

Contact e-mail: tourism@hendersontx.us Phone: 866-650-5529 or 903-392-8232