Artesian Park is full of history. The park opened in the early 1900s with a swimming pool and playground. The swimming pool was fed with an artesian water flow. It had a spin top in the deep end that was a big attraction. Rumor has it that the spin top is buried in the pool. People say the pool was drained every Sunday, cleaned every Monday, and was so cold that people could not swim until Thursday. There were bleachers outside the pool for bystanders to watch the swimmers.
There is a merry-go-round that has a patent from 1921. It is still working today! It swings and goes around. Many people come to play on it.
There is a recreation hall that has been converted from one of the first dance halls in Washington County to an area for events and travel clubs. Many big names performed here including Jerry Lee Lewis and Bob Wales. The dance hall brought the Texas A&M guys and the UT girls together. If the walls could talk...
Wayne and Sheila Rollins bought this property in 1999 as an established RV Park. Many changes and amenities have been added since.
Come and enjoy our beautiful, historic campground.
In a special place with its rich Texas history, warm Texas hospitality, and beautiful landscape. Located in Brenham centrally between Houston and Austin, both cities are approximately 87 miles .
We are conveniently located 40 minutes from College Station and just 2 hours from San Antonio.
Blue Bonnet Opry (Every 3rd Thursday)
Chappell Hill Historical Museum
Heritage Home Tours/ Giddings Stone Manson
Independence Baptist Church & Museum
Washington-On-The-Brazos State Historical Park (The Birthplace of Texas)
Washington County Chamber of Congress
Bluebonnet Festival of Texas 1-979-836-6033
Brenham Antique Shows 1-888-BRENHAM
Brenham Festivals and Events 979-836-3695
Brenham Maifest 1-888-BRENHAM
Burton Festivals and Events 979-251-4078
Christmas Stroll 1-979-277-0913
Round Top Antique Festival 1-979-249-3129
Texas Independence Day Celebration 1-936-878-2461
Scarecrow Festival 1-979-836-6033
Washington County Fair 1-979-836-4112