The Crockett Area Chamber of Commerce in association with other civic clubs and organizations with historic interest in Crockett and Houston County have joined together to have “Davy Crockett Days.” On October 3, 2015 from 10:00am-3:00pm many historical and cultural attractions will be open to the public for FREE tours! The attractions are all located within walking distance from the downtown square.
West of the square:
Brewer Park & Log Cabin-(100 E. Goliad Ave.) come see the historic log cabin and the area of town where Davy Crockett spent the night on his way to the Alamo!
The Depot Museum (301 S. 1st Street) - This historic 1900’s railroad depot has been restored to its former glory and houses many artifacts and beautiful exhibits showcasing the history of Crockett and Houston County.
Historic Camp Street (3rd Street) - see the blues mural and Lightnin’ Hopkins stature on the street where Texas’ Blues got its start in the ‘30s and ‘40s. Camp Street Café (215 S. 3rd Street) is the original building where all the bluesmen played when travelin’ through the area. Come back in the evening for the The David Crockett Old Time Music Society open mic and jam session starting at 7:00pm.
East of the square:
The First United Methodist Church (701 E Goliad) - see the beautiful stained glass windows and biblical gardens in one of Crockett’s oldest churches.
The Monroe-Crooke House (709 E. Houston Ave) - The Greek revival residence was built in 1854 by Armistead Thompson Monroe, local merchant and great nephew of U.S. President James Monroe. The house reflects the style of homes in Virginia. The house is a Registered Texas Historic Landmark and listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
The Downes-Aldrich House (206 N 7th Street) - The historical Downes-Aldrich, circa 1891-1893, is considered to be one of the most beautiful homes in Houston County. The Eastlake Victorian style house was home to some of the first settlers in Crockett, who reportedly may not have fully vacated the premises. The majestic house is rich with history, and according to area residents the house is also rich with a persistent presence. No one knows for sure to whom the spirit belongs, but it is believed to most likely be a former inhabitant of the house.
Stay in Crockett for an entertaining evening at The Piney Woods PolkaFest! Houston County Airport ( Hwy 7 E.) is the place to be starting at 7:00pm. Come join us for authentic German food & drink and dance to America’s favorite polka band, Brave Combo!! Presented by the PWFAA with fun for all ages but kids under 18 get in FREE!! Tickets are $27 and can be purchased online at www.pwfaa.org, by calling (936) 544-4276 or at-the-door. Back due to the overwhelming response from last year’s festival. This family-friendly event is a good time for all!!
“Davy Crockett Days” is a wonderful opportunity for people to explore the historical and cultural attractions of Crockett. Park at the square and walk to the West Side first, then stop for lunch on the square and do some shopping then continue after lunch to the East Side and see the historic homes and churches.
For more information about “Davy Crockett Days” call the Crockett Area Chamber of Commerce at (936) 544-2359 or visit the website at www.crockettareachamber.org or follow the chamber on Facebook to stay informed of upcoming events.