Items from this early American collection date from Paleo-Indian period of about 10 thousand years ago to the late historic and historic periods of 300 years ago. Items range from projectile point fragments which were part of weapons used to hunt larger animals such as Ice Age mammoths and bison. Other items include pottery from the late-historic period. This display is truly a lesson in history. Located at the Giddings Public Library
and Cultural Center at 276 N. Orange Street.
Open Mon-Fri -10am-6pm. Sat 10am-1pm
Lee County Courthouse
Completed in 1899, this courthouse replaced the original from 1878 which was lost to fire. The architecture is Richardsonian Romanesque. It is said to be octagonal in shape with the four sides facing the four points of the compass.
The Courthouse is at 200 S. Main Street. Open to the public during business hours 8am-5pm.
This museum in downtown Giddings houses the Lee County Heritage Center and tells the story of Lee County from Native Americans to present day. Videos, memorabilia, maps and photos.
Call Arvella Polka at 542-2072 to arrange for a tour. Home is available Mon-Sat and located at 173 E. Hempstead. Donations are appreciated
Historical Markers of Lee County Tour
Check out the Historical Markers of Lee County! There are about 40 of them throughout the County, 20 located within the City of Giddings. Our PDF booklet lists all the markers and their location. Historical Marker Book.
Antique Carousel from 1900's
This carousel was manufactured in the 1900's and part of a traveling carnival. It was left in Giddings as collateral on a debt. Restored, it is now exclusively enjoyed during the Lee County Fair in May (3rd weekend) and the 4th of July Celebration.
First Presbyterian Church
The First Presbyterian Church of Giddings, Texas was organized on April 28, 1876 with thirteen charter members under the direction of B.H. Behers, D.D. One of the charter members, Frank Morris, was responsible for constructing the present sanctuary in 1886. The Sanctuary has been in continuous use since that time, making it the oldest church building in continuous use in Giddings. Location: 192 South Grimes. Open for Sunday Services at 9:30am.
Bill Longley Historical Marker in the Giddings City Cemetery
A marking of the final resting place of gunslinger, Bill Longley of Giddings. After being hung three times, he finally was laid to rest (verified by the Smithsonian).
Graveyard is just outside Giddings, going west on Hwy 290.
Fireman's Park, which includes the antique carousel. Contact 979-542-2311
League fields and lighted baseball fields
Optimist Club Soccer and Basketball programs
Two City Parks with playground equipment and walking trails or routes-
City Park is located one block off Hwy 290 at the intersection of North Montgomery Street. City Park is home to the Lee County Little League Fields and City Swimming Pool
Simmang Park is located at 800 W. Independence, home of Hilton Lee Smith Field, Lee County Soccer Fields, covered basketball courts and picnic pavilion
Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Grounds
Adult leagues - volleyball, softball, baseball
Public and parochial school athlete programs
Boy and Girl Scout programs
Band Concerts, plays and community gatherings held in school facilities
Golfing and Country Club - 9 hole course
Hunting deer, quail, doves, and other game by arrangement with private landowners
Camping, fishing, hiking, boating available at such facilities as Nails Creek Park on Lake
Somerville, Lake Bastrop, Bastrop State Bank and Buescher State Park.
Hunting exotic game - Delta P Ranch
Mountain Bike Trails System
Public Swimming Pool-Summer League swim team, Lee County Area Team Swimmers
Three Tennis Courts
Four Hotels & Motels with a total of 240 rooms
Large Meeting Room with a capacity of 1500
Covered Rodeo Arena with a seating capacity of 3000
Leesure Recreation Bowling Center