Houston County Museum
The 1909 International – Great Northern Railroad Depot is the home of the Houston County Museum.
303 South First Street
Crockett, Texas 75835
(936) 544-9520 or (936) 544-5507
The Museum is open Friday & Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 P.M April through November.
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
Located 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 marina.
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.
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.
View a performance schedule.
The “Caddo Mounds State Historic Site.” were recently devastated by a horrific tornado that leveled the museum. It is currently closed and under reconstruction but will be up and running again soon.
For more information visit their website.
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.
View this season’s schedule.