Henderson, Texas Department of Tourism: Visit Henderson, TX


Gaston Museum  The Gaston Museum revisits life in the 1930’s as it was experienced by workers in the Great East Texas Oilfield, once the largest oilfield in the world. They are just 2 miles from the Daisy Bradford Discovery Well No 3. The museum has a special exhibit devoted to Daisy Miller Bradford, and the […]

  Rusk County Airport – RFI The Rusk County Airport is located 3 miles from downtown Henderson.The new airport terminal features:  a  pilot’s lounge, flight planning, internet access, weather station, a courtesy vehicle, covered parking, free overnight parking & tie down, internet weather/AWOS 903-657-0384, free wireless internet available, restrooms available 24/7. We boast the lowest […]

The Henderson Civic Center opened its doors in February 2010.  The center  is located in beautiful Lake Forest Park on Hwy 64 West.  The 20,000 square foot state of the art facility is available for a variety of events including: conferences, meetings, parties, weddings and trade shows. The civic center has a civic hall which […]

Description of Attraction: Jordan’s Plant Farm is a shopper’s delight.  Greenhouses filled with colorful blooming plants for the spring/summer and fall and for the Christmas season the colorful poinsettias.  Browse the many rooms that are filled with hard to find decorative gift items, aromatic candles much more.  Enjoy the Christmas decorations.  Jordan’s is located just […]

The Monte Verdi Cotton Plantation is just minutes away from Henderson. This Greek Revival style home was completed in 1856 by owner Julien Sidney Devereux and was situated on 10, 721 acres. The plantation received its Texas Historical Medallion in 1964. The home is now owned by the Koch family. For tours and more information […]

Bonnie Geddie Executive Director 201 N. Main St Henderson,TX 75652 www.hendersontx.com info@hendersontx.com 903-657-5528

2018 Date:  November 10, 2018 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. The 7 acre grounds of the Depot […]

Texas Historic Markers in City of Henderson 1. Oil Derrick- Depot Museum 514 North High Street – Texas Historical Subject Marker 2. Howard Dickinson House –501 South Main Street -Texas Historical Medallion 3. General James Smith Park – Corner of South Main Street & Jacksonville Drive, Texas Historical  (1936 Centennial Pink Granite Marker) 4. Thomas […]

First Oil Well in East Texas.  Lead to the discovery of the largest oil field in the world during the 1930’s. Driving instructions to well:  Leave Henderson on SH 64 to the intersection of SH 323 (Overton Hwy).  Take SH 323 6.8 miles. A long the way on your right you will see a modern […]

Posed serenely on a gentle hill overlooking Henderson’s South Main Street, the Howard – Dickinson House stands as a testament to 155 years of Rusk County history. It is the first brick home built in Rusk County built in 1855 by the brothers, David P. and Jas. Logan Howard settlers from Richmond, Va.  The Howard’s […]

Lake Forest is a 34 acre  city park and lake situated on a wooded hillside.  It features a fishing pier gazebo, lake with stocked catfish and crappie, picnic pavilions, playground equipment and is now home to the $4.5 million dollar Civic Center. Located at 1005 St. Hwy 64 West 903-657-6551

  Fair Park is the city’s new fitness park and soon to be an new activity center.  The park includes:  Concrete walking /jogging trails, skateboard ramps, children’s spray ground, play ground, park benches and a covered pavilion for picnics and tennis courts. The Farmer’s Market is open from May-Oct on Saturday morning at 7:00am till […]

  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. 903-657-9622 1990 Hwy 259 South

Lodging/ Camping: 9515 CR 2181D Tatum, Texas 75681 903-836-4336 View website Just minutes from Henderson!

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 […]

Learn why there is an odor in natural gas. The London Museum Café & Soda Fountain located just minutes from Henderson chronicles the town’s history and tragedy of the worst school explosion in history. The explosion killed 311 students’ teachers and visitor’s on March 18, 1937. The blast, fueled by a leak of then odorless […]

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 Youth Expo Center was completed in 1995 as a compliment to the existing air-conditioned […]

The Depot Museum Complex is clustered on five acres with 11 buildings including a historic oil derrick, cotton gin, historic carousel, Missouri Pacific Caboose and the famous Arnold Outhouse, with a Texas State Historical Marker. In the visitor’s center visitors are treated to an orientation video that sets the stage for a tour of the […]