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Main Street Historic District

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Address: Main Street, 1408 B Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX 78602
Phone Number: 15123328996
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Historic Downtown Bastrop, named a Distinctive Destination by the National...

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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Small Town Big Heart

Yes, it's a small town. But it has a big heart. And, it opens it every November to thank Veterans. But, that's not all. A stroll through the downtown historic district... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes, it's a small town. But it has a big heart. And, it opens it every November to thank Veterans. But, that's not all. A stroll through the downtown historic district showcases different historic structures. Many new businesses have sprung up to take over old buildings. If you like architecture, this historic district features architecture from the late 1800's through... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a fun stop on a whirlwind trip. The town square was filled with pedestrians on a Thursday afternoon in the heat of July. It struck me as too pricey and touristy. Obviously, other shoppers thought different and strolled the cafes and shops.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Downtown Bastrop is a very interesting area. The buildings on main street are really pretty and everything is within a couple of blocks. Can't wait to go back when it is a little cooler and explore some more. Love the way the old bridge was converted.

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Cross Plains, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved visiting the historic district. Friendly shop owners.Would love to go back when I have more time.

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Bastrop, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Main street historic district is only a couple of blocks long and is mostly new shops in old building, a couple of restaurants, and a bar.

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San Antonio, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Most shops are closed on Sundays even in summer. Very dissapointing to make the drive from San Antonio, avoiding all the road closures, to find this to be true. The "museum" charges $5 pp.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Bastrop on a Saturday morning. We started at the Visitor Center and Museum and spent some time there learning about the history of the town. We were impressed by the quality of the displays as well as the video presentations. The staff were very friendly and shared some interesting facts about their curation. As someone... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Since we only visited a few hours on a Saturday afternoon a real objective review is not possible, but we were pleased.

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

After having dinner in town, we enjoyed our "stroll" up and down Main Street to see which stores were open and then as we walked back to our car, we realized we were parked across from the street from the old court house and jail. They were originally built in the 1800's and actually have a catwalk connecting them, so... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

There are a few lovely shops here, and a lot of storefronts the residents require, but the tourists don't need. This is no Grapevine, Austin, or Galveston, folks. But residents are very friendly and love to visit with you for a spell. A REAL small town.

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