East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society

1601 Patterson Rd.
Athens, TX 75751- Map It
(903) 675-5630

AAA Editor Notes

East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society is 1.5 mi. w. on US 175 Bus. to 1601 Patterson Rd. These 104 acres encompass lush botanical gardens, an arboretum, a replica one-room schoolhouse and a 2-mile hiking trail with a suspension bridge and two other bridges. The restored 1851 home of Bushrod W.J. Wofford includes furniture, a spinning wheel and cooking utensils common to the mid-1800s. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$4; $3 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $1 (ages 3-17).
Hours: Grounds daily dawn-dusk. House Mon.-Fri. 9-4.