Come visit us for Bastrop's Juneteenth Celebration. Activities include a parade, street dance and a car, truck and motorcycle show. From a 5-star resort and luxury yurts to cozy cabins and a Victorian B&B, there are a lot places to rest and recharge in-between event. Read on for details surrounding one of the best Juneteenth celebrations in Texas:

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Allen-Fowler House

  • 1404 Wilson St
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
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Professor William J. Hancock, headmaster of the new Bastrop Academy, which opened in 1851, built the home to serve as a residence and a boarding house. In 1857, the Academy was converted into the Bastrop Military Institute (BMI) under a new headmaster, Col. Robert TP Allen, a West Point graduate. Col. Allen purchased the house for $5,000 and continued to board students there. A frequent visitor was Governor Sam Houston, whose sons were BMI cadets. In 1876, John Preston Fowler and his wife, Maud, purchased the home. Fowler was mayor of Bastrop in 1874, a county attorney and a State Senator.
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