Fun things to do in Jefferson, Texas, include a ride on the Historic Jefferson Railway and riverboat tours through Big Cypress Bayou and Turning Basin. The guided Historic Jefferson Ghost Walk is also popular among visitors. Led by a local historian, this lantern-lit nighttime tour takes in a number of historic Jefferson locations and tells stories about them in detail.
Another entertaining activity in Jefferson is a visit to the exhibits of the Gone With The Wind Museum. This attraction, housed within a 1,700-square-foot space, features an extensive collection of memorabilia from the movie "Gone with the Wind." Another museum is the Jefferson Historical Museum, which features four floors of exhibits, including antique dolls. The building itself is also historic, having been built in the late 19th century. For visitors interested in history, tours of Jefferson's historic homes is another fun activity to consider, particularly during the Spring Annual Pilgrimage festival when more historic homes are opened to the public.
Jefferson hosts a number of other annual festivals and events. Some highlights include the Girlfriend Weekend Festival in January and the Battle of Port Jefferson Civil War reenactment in May. For the Girlfriend Weekend Festival, the Pulpwood Queens book club invites well-known authors to Jefferson to read and sign books and even serve meals to guests' tables.