Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Chappell Hill

Photo by TXDOT


Located in what many consider one of the best regions for the spring-blooming bluebonnet, the community of Chappell Hill likes to engage visitors and community members alike. Situated in the heart of Stephen F. Austin’s original colony, Chappell Hill sponsors a calendar of engaging events including community sidewalk sales and walking tours of local historic places. Chappell Hill offers restored homes, shops, and buildings among its well-preserved downtown district now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Chappell Hill Historical Museum, constructed in 1927 at the site of Chappell Hill Female College, served as a public school until 1965. The Chappell Hill Bank survives as the oldest bank in the state still at its original location. Gardeners will enjoy a tour of the nearby Chappell Hill Lavender Farm where during harvest you may cut your own lavender or picnic among the rolling acres of lavender in the shade of the farm’s gazebo. Antique shoppers will want to explore the collectibles at the Chappell Hill Antique Mall. Then sample the goods at nearby Windy Winery where Saturday evenings often feature live music. During spring wildflower season Chappell Hill offers a comfortable stopover during your search for the perfect bluebonnet photo.