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The House of the Seasons

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Address: 409 S Alley St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2003
Phone Number: 903 665 8000
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Texas History

This house and the surrounding property is just breathe taking. It has been wonderfully maintained. The Texas history in this house is amazing. The host is a delight. Anyone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This house and the surrounding property is just breathe taking. It has been wonderfully maintained. The Texas history in this house is amazing. The host is a delight. Anyone wanting to see jefferson texas history and get a good chuckle in, then add this to your sight seeing list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We toured the House of Seasons and it was well worth the $10 we spent. The tour guide was lovely and the house was amazing. Definitely worth the time.

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Thank Cindy T
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Shirley was our tour hostess and she was very fun and informative. Beautifully restored home. Well worth a visit.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I want to start by saying that nothing at this B&B would be the same without Shirley. She is amazing. Each time we arrive, there is a delightful surprise. The most recent additions and improvements are unbelievable. You only need to take a look at the House of the Season's website, or Facebook page to see the amazing new greenhouse... More 

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Thank TexasSM
Alvarado, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Loved this gorgeous house. We took the tour several years ago and I would gladly take it again. You can stand in the hall and look up at the gorgeous colored stain glass window, this is where it gets its name. I'm sure it is lovely at Christmas.

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Monrovia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Price of the tour expensive, the house keeper gave the tour instead of the guardian of the home so felt a little cheated. We also were not allowed to go all the way up to the top to see the stain glass in the copolla, that was disappointing. But if you like antiques, southern history, and beautiful grounds, take the... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Thanks to Trip Advisor, we decided to book a couple of nights at "The House of the Seasons" Needless to say we were not disappointed. We arrived late on Friday evening and Shirley called just as we were pulling up to check to see when we would be arriving. She checked us in, and took us to our room. We... More 

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Jefferson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Shirley was so nice to give the Cub Scouts a tour after hours. The home is incredible and no one would ever be disappointed to see such an incredilbe home!

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Livingston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The HOUSE: Wonderful! OLD!! Storied and FULL of Character!! The FOOD: Shirley will make you smile with delight and groan from over indulging!! The TOUR: More fun facts than you can shake a stick at! History, intrigue, Local Lore.. Shirley tied pertinent events in 4 states directly manifested in local history. WOW! WOW! WOW! We have wonderful memories and are... More 

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The House of the Seasons was built for Benjamin H. Epperson in 1872, and it has long been recognized as one of the most interesting Victorian houses in Texas. It ranks with the Fulton Mansion in Rockport, East Terrace in Waco, the Steves Mansion in San Antonio, and even the Bishop’s Palace in Galveston. The House of the Seasons is... More 

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