Main Street Historic District

Main Street Historic District, Bastrop: Address, Phone Number, Main Street Historic District Reviews: 4.5/5

Main Street Historic District

Main Street Historic District
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Historic Downtown Bastrop, named a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, features quaint shops and boutiques, art galleries and public art, and a wide variety of restaurants.
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seekingrainydays
109 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a cute historic district to walk through for awhile. While driving through the area, we stopped to eat and then walked around for about an hour. There are some interesting and unusual stores and a few restaurants. I read another review about the lost potential in the area and I have to agree. The area could be amazing with more stores and eateries. Parking was pretty easy, but we were there in the middle of the day on a Thursday.
Written January 2, 2020
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M J
Austin, TX7,966 contributions
Mar 2020
My husband and I enjoyed walking, shopping and eating in the downtown historical district of Bastrop. We started our trip with a stop at the visitor center on Main Street. A very nice old gentleman volunteer gave us brochures and told us about the downtown area and more. The brochures had pictures, descriptions and locations of historical buildings and homes in Bastrop. That was very helpful. There is access to the June Hill Pape Riverwalk behind the visitor center. Our self-tour was certainly worth 90 minutes of our time.
Written March 14, 2020
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hcmjkm
Houston, TX767 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
Bastrop is one of a declining number of old Texas towns that is charming and traditional but has not been "kitsched" in the tacky way of Spring, "commercialized" in the depressing way of Kemah, or "designer bombed" in the unaffordable way of Fredericksburg. And thanks to the convenient but commercialized mass of chain restaurants, gas station supermarts, and big box retailers along the highway, the real Bastrop, just 3 blocks from the highway, has been left alone for people who are actually turned off by all that modern convenience and noise. I don't know how long it will last, but Main Street Bastrop still has its small town Texas character.

There are also several good places to eat and hear live music, two of which are authentic and not corporate and overpriced... Those are Maxine's and The Grace Miller, of which I think the latter is better.

If it's anytime near dinnertime, I recommend coming here to get out of your car on a quiet street and enjoy traditional Texas food, atmosphere and entertainment before getting back in your car and on to your destination.
Written September 3, 2016
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TexasTravelers02
College Station, TX49 contributions
Jul 2020
We have been coming to Bastrop for years and have always enjoyed going to the historic district to eat and shop. We realize that things have likely changed recently due to the COVID closures, but most of the shops which used to be open look as if they had been closed and emptied out some time ago. There are only a few left and only one open at this time. The saving grace is that Maxine's restaurant is still open and as wonderful as ever. It is definitely worth a trip down to eat, if not to shop.
Written July 10, 2020
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22Cindy
Houston, TX11 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
The Main Street Historic District has a lot to offer. There are galleries, restaurants, shops, bars. I was surprised at just how nice it was. My favorites was R.A. Mercantile. It is a historic building with several individual shops inside. Each shop was different. There was hand crafted jewelry, ceramics, paintings, collectibles, health food and more. We also enjoyed Paw Paw's Catfish house and Gracie's. Piney Creek Chop House had awesome food. The service was friendly, but a little slow.
Written September 11, 2015
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Ralf W
Ontario, Canada657 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
The town is very beautiful, the people are friendly and welcoming. Most of the building will have a historic sign on them give you all the info you need. Well done Bastrop, you have a great town, we really enjoyed our visit.
Written March 10, 2015
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meaveg
boynton beach, florida164 contributions
Sep 2014 • Family
From what I read online I thought Bastrop would be a artsy, unique, old town. It's barely two blocks long and the place is dirty.
The shops are laughable. Not much was open on a Monday.
I enjoyed Buckee's gas station more than the Historic District.
Written October 8, 2014
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beenthereDallas
Bryan, TX68 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
Three of my friends and I visited Bastrop for a girl's trip. It exceeded our expectations. The historicity is quaint and cute. Be aware several buildings are boarded up but there are plenty of restaurants, a museum and several great boutiques. The wine shop is outstanding with. Umerous selections in wine, gifts, and believe it or not sun glasses. One day is plenty But it would be a fun day
Written August 13, 2014
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MAM S
Texas118 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
Loved the super step back in time feel of this area. Very clean & neat. Unique shops, old time drug store with a soda fountain & ice cream bar, good food stops, & friendly folks.
Written June 25, 2014
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jcjr2
Green Valley, AZ271 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
There Tues afternoon after Memorial Day and the historic downtown was totally dead. Numerous shops empty or going out of business. Numerous other shops closed at 3pm even though there signs indicated they should be open at that time on a Tuesday. The visitor center is worth a visit. It is new and has a nice museum on Bastrop history. Women greeting when we were there could have been more friendly. Overall the downtown is ok to visit if already in Bastrop (as we were) but not worth a special trip.
Written May 30, 2014
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