The Excelsior House in Jefferson was built by riverboat captain William Perry, and has been welcoming travelers to northeast Texas since the late 1850s. It is the oldest continuously operating hotel in the state.
Famous guests include Ulysses S. Grant, Oscar Wilde, Rutherford B. Hayes, Lady Bird Johnson, and Steven Spielberg. The Excelsior House has become an antique lover’s delight. Southern charm graces this historic hotel with rich rosewood, cherry, and mahogany furnishings, constructed of brick and timber, with lacy ironwork gallery. Today, with the beautifully appointed ballroom and dining room and the manicured grounds, the hotel excels in southern elegance and taste, including the World Famous Orange Blossom Muffins served daily at breakfast. You will experience superb southern hospitality in at the Excelsior.
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