Richmond Texas is just fifteen miles outside of Houston, but it feels completely different. It is one of the smaller cities in the area, with a population well under 15,000, and the pace is slow. The town sits along the Brazos River, and has many lovely historic buildings and wide streets lined with live oaks. It was first settled in 1822, and over the years it has been home to some of the most prominent citizens of Texas.
Stay at a Richmond Bed and Breakfast if you looking for a convenient place to escape from the bustle of Houston for a couple of days. Stroll the tree-lined streets and visit the many historic sites in the town. The McFarlane Visitors Center, the John Moore Home, and the Long-Smith Cottage are all worth a look. See how many famous names you can spot at the Morton Cemetery. Spend an hour or two at the Fort Bend Historical Museum and the Confederate Museum.
Nearby, the George Ranch Historical Park is definitely worth visiting. It is a 23,000 acre working ranch today, but also affords a fascinating look into the history of ranching in the Gulf Coast of Texas. If you are up for it, one really fun part of a visit can be a historical meal. Saturday lunches rotate through a variety of historic menus and venues, and during Wednesday dinners at Ryon Prairie Home you’ll be delighted by the costumed wait staff as much as the historic fare.
So consider stepping back in time with a trip to a Richmond b&b. It will be restorative and fun.