Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum aims to preserve and promote the city's history through interactive exhibits and exciting events. The museum is home to a fascinating collection of historic documents, photographs, artifacts and other objects that depict the lifestyle and culture of the city. Visitors can learn about some interesting historical facts and relive some of the most iconic moments in the city's history through a number of intriguing exhibits.
Tucked away in the quite countryside town of Burton, Texas Cotton Gin Museum takes you through the history of the region's cotton industry. Through a collection of tools, implements, machinery and photographs, visitors are handed a thorough description of the history and evolution of the cotton industry and its relevance and impact on the city. The museum also offers its visitors, the opportunity to pick cotton, and learn about the age old procedures of seed-separation.
35 miles (56 kilometers) east of Austin lies the Sherwood Forest Fairgrounds, home to the Sherwood Forest Faire and other medieval-esque events, including jousting and weddings. See the website for the events calendar and plan your trip to the dark ages accordingly.