Even today the lovely Texas town of Bastrop retains its historic charm: charming brick storefronts line the streets, artisans and artists display their handcrafted wares, and local chefs crisp chicken-fried-steak and catfish to perfection. Visit Downtown Bastrop for a taste of down home Texas—past and present.
Perfectly positioned along the banks of the Colorado River, cozy downtown Bastrop offers something for everyone. You can window-shop in any number of Bastrop's boutiques and shops before pausing for some much-needed comfort food. Marvel at stunning art in one of the city’s many art galleries before admiring the city’s 19th century architecture. Whatever your fancy, you’ll be met with Bastrop’s famous Texas hospitality wherever you go.
Make your first stop in downtown Bastrop the Bastrop County Museum and Visitor Center. Located in an old fire and police station from the 1930s, the museum offers opportunities to learn about one of the most historic towns in Texas. Here you can observe all kinds of artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of Bastrop’s beginnings, from its first days as a German colony on the Colorado River to when Stephen F. Austin brought a “Little Colony” of 100 German families to settle the area in the early 19th century.
No matter what you’re in the mood for, downtown Bastrop has everything to offer. From engaging history, charming shops, and sophisticated restaurants, downtown Bastrop is a remarkable retreat from the everyday.
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