Coldspring – San Jacinto County & Old Jail Museum
The two story San Jacinto County Old Jail Museum was built in 1887 out of common brick. There was an expansion in 1911 that offered new cells as well as a hang-man’s device. It wasn’t until 1980 that the Jail was deemed unfit and abandoned due to unacceptable jail standards. However, money was raised through grants and donations to restore the old jail and it was then turned to serve the community and visitors as the Old Jail Museum.
The Museum is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark shown by a historical marker sitting just outside its doors. Inside you will find the museum houses artifacts that pertain to East Texas and San Jacinto County early settlement history.
The Museum is free to tour and is open to the public every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
Coldspring – Wolf Creek Park
Operated by the Trinity River Authority of Texas, Wolf Creek Park is a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of life. It is located on Lake Livingston which offers 83,000 surface acres of water.
Alongside boat rentals, fishing, and camping, Wolf Creek offers an annual car, truck, and bike show each year. The park is located near a lush green 18-hole golf course for even the most avid golfer. The drive alone to Wolf Creek Park will put you in a desired state of mind with its hilltop tree-lined roads.
The park kicks off the season on March 1st and closes for the winter on November 30th.
Heritage Park, Livingston Historical Train Site
Heritage Park, showcases an old working train, also known as “Locomotive Number 5” and is located at the corner of W. Church and Drew St. The old train is perfect for the whole family to see. Especially when it is decked with holiday cheer during the Christmas season.
You can enjoy a picnic at one of the several picnic tables and learn the history of the Locomotive Number 5.
Lake Livingston State Park
Lake Livingston State Park opened in 1977. With 635 acres along Lake Livingston and just 75 miles North of Houston, this makes for an ideal family get-away. Interpretative activities, boating, fishing, hiking, swimming, camping, horseback rides, and mountain biking are a few of the many activities you can enjoy at Lake Livingston State Park. Also, for your convenience, there is a park store and nature center where you can learn all about the great outdoors of the East Texas area.
The park is open daily while its busy seasons are in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.