Courthouse on the Square
Built in 1880 - the old jail still exists on the second floor complete with leg irons! - the first court was held on February 17, 1881. A calaboose was added in 1887 and the bandstand gazebo built in 1932. The town clock was erected in 1934 for the Texas Centennial and still strikes the hour and the half-hour, making Fayetteville the smallest town with a four-face Seth Thomas stricking town clock. On the Square's southeast corner, the Picnic Oak tree is over 100 years old.
Visible southeast of the Square, the water tower - called the "Tin Man's head" and located behind the post office on S. Scott and E. Main (Hwy 159) - dates from the 1920s and is one of the best examples of its kind. It was repaired and repainted in 2006, earning Fayetteville the "Class A" rating from the Water Tower Appreciation Society.
ARTS-Arts for Rural Texas
114 N. Live Oak
The ARTS-Arts for Rural Texas, a non-profit
organization on the Square, exhibits
artwork of local artists and student
artists, and holds monthly concerts on
Fridays or Saturdays.
Exhibition hall open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 3pm.
John's Catholic Church
On Bell Street in Fayetteville near FM 1291
Historic, 19th-century paintings by Moravian painter Johann Ignaz Berger now decorate the altar (after decades forgotten in storage).
Open daily during the day.
Fayetteville City Cemetery and Catholic Cemetery
These two adjoining cemeteries containing graves for many prominent pioneers. In addition, there are veterans from the war of 1812: Dr. William P. Smith (surgeon general of the Texas army as well as Methodist preacher, Board Member of Rutersville College and editor of the Texas Monument Newspaper), David Wade (an early settler to Fayetteville) and Umbleton Gregory; the three fought in the historic battle of New Orleans. The first Catholic priest of Fayetteville, Father Josef Chromcik, is also buried there. An unmarked grave holding Civil War soldiers is situated next to the City Cemetery. Just off S. Scott St. (FM 1291), four blocks south of the Square, across the railroad tracks.
Fayetteville Music Festival
Two weekends in mid-May of chamber music in historic places in downtown Fayetteville. Admission Fee.
Lake (Fayette Power Plant Lake)
West Hwy 159
Located four miles west of Fayetteville on Hwy 159, Fayette Lake boasts fabulous bass fishing. The Lake is accessed by two parks: Park Prairie and Oak Thicket Park both at the lake's north end.
Park Prairie: paved parking, restrooms, boat ramp, camping sites, fishing pier, boat docks, swimming area and picnic sites. Fee. Reservations: 979/249-3344.
Oak Thicket Park: paved camping sites with RV hookups and water, restrooms, boat ramp, fishing pier, nature trails and a pavilion. Fees. Reservations: 979/249-3504.
The Jersey Barn
On Hwy 159 between Fayetteville and La Grange.
A 100-year old, three-generation farm. Bring the kids! Pet the animals, learn about farming, relax on the porch.
Open daily. Admission Fee.
Phone:800/382-2880 or 979/249-3017
Old steel truss bridges are found on Willow Springs Road (1/2 mile off FM 159, east of Fayetteville), and off Haw Creek Road, 3 miles east from FM 1291.
Hill and Kreische Brewery State Historic
414 State Loop 92
La Grange, TX 78945
nature walks and historical tours on
Texas history. Monument Hill is a crypt
and memorial to men killed in the fight
for Texas independence. Kreische Brewery
began in 19th century. Both
are now governed by Texas Parks and
Wildlife and can be booked for weddings
and special events.
Hours: Open Daily (except Christmas Day), 8am to 5pm. Check website for brewery tours.
Golf Resort and Club
1750 North Falls Drive
New Ulm, TX 78950
Called "The Best Drive of Your Life" and "Best Hidden Gem," the Falls is a top-rated course in nearby New Ulm. Admission Fee.
Phone: 979/992-3123 or 281/220-2609
Hwy 237 at Jaster Road in Round Top
The International Festival-Institute at Round Top offers a six-week early summer season of orchestra concerts as well as concerts, art exhibits, garden tours and poetry forums during the year in historic buildings on 200 acres. Admission Fee.