Bellville Tour Information
BELLVILLE'S VERY OWN CASTLE - We are home to an actual Castle! NEWMAN'S CASTLE, a wonderfully crafted castle, complete with drawbridge, offers tours and is a also great place for parties! Tours are available Monday through Saturday, by appointment. Special and Group Tours require one week advance notice. For information contact Mike Newman, owner of Newman's Bakery on E Main St, at 979-865-9804 or visit www.newmanscastle.com.
AUSTIN COUNTY JAIL MUSEUM TOURS - Each Saturday, 11 am-3 pm (or by appointment). Tour the 1896 jail with its hanging gallows and formidable cells. Changing exhibits highlight Austin County history. Please call 713-385-7141 for more information. (No charge).
TOURS OF HISTORIC BELLVILLE - Contact the Bellville Historical Society at 281-352-3136 for tours of some of Bellville's historic buildings. A docent will accompany your group and provide a narration of the sights. Make plans to stay for lunch and/or dinner, as Bellville is the home of many fine restaurants with a wide variety of foods. The Bellville Historical Society website is www.bellvillehistoricalsociety.com.
BELLVILLE'S BLACKSMITH SHOP - We are also home to a working Blacksmith Shop that provides tours and demonstrations. Tours are available Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am-6 pm. Special and Group Tours require one week advance notice. For information contact "Cowboy" Szymanski 713-724-6813 or www.phenixknives.com
HISTORIC HOMES DRIVING TOUR, HISTORIC MARKER TOUR, AND WALKING TOUR OF THE HISTORIC COURTHOUSE SQUARE - Contact the Bellville Historical Society at 281-352-3136 for information on the DRIVING TOUR of Bellville's Historic Homes. Brochures for Historic Homes and the Downtown Square are available from the Chamber of Commerce at 742 W. Main, Bellville, TX 77418.