Brenham is a city in the Post Oak Savannah region of Texas. It is the county seat of Washington, County and is about halfway between Houston and Austin on U.S. Highway 290. Brenham is largely known throughout Texas for its proximity to the Birthplace of Texas (Washington, TX) and its largest employer, Blue Bell Creameries.

Brenham has a Humid subtropical climate so expect very hot, humid summers. Conversely, the winters are very mild, and the coldest temperatures of the year rarely get below freezing.

Get in

By car

Get around

Like most towns in Texas, driving around in a car is preferred. The downtown area is conducive to walking, but to go anywhere else in the community, having a car or knowing locals who can give you a ride somewhere is a must. The summers can be brutal (well over 100F daily) so don't plan on much walking between July and mid-September.


The Blue Bell factory in Brenham.



Brenham and the surrounding area is known across the state as being a great place to buy antiques. Also, if you have never been to Brenham, do yourself a favor and find a place to sample a scoop of some Blue Bell Ice Cream. It is sold at many locations throughout the community.



Brenham is a totally wet community in that beer, wine, and spirits are readily available at several locations across town.

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Routes through Brenham

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