Hotels and Tourism

Located in the temperate Piney Woods of East Texas, where beautiful, blooming dogwoods draw visitors from all over the region, Palestine embodies the sort of small-town charm travelers are seeking in our increasingly hectic world.

Tourists can take in the 27 sites on the National Register of Historic Places and over 1800 historic sites throughout Anderson County (MR) including the Texas State Railroad, the Museum for East Texas Culture, and the Texas Theatre before putting up their feet at one of the area’s Victorian bed & breakfasts or modern hotels. The nationally accredited Main Street District, which covers 44 blocks, features diverse dining options, modern boutiques, antique stores, and quaint cafes and bakeries.

City leaders are committed to maintaining Palestine’s appeal and recently began an ambitious promotional campaign to emphasize its unique landscape and architecture. Those interested in the hotel and tourism industries will find a hospitable environment for investment and development.