Touring Elgin Texas

Bring your Tour group to Historic Elgin Texas or come as a curious individual tourist.  Elgin is a small community 19 miles east of Austin.  Our community was established in 1872 around cotton and the railroads. Elgin has many things to see for those who are Train Enthusiast, History Buffs or if you just like to see how things are made.  Elgin is famous for the two products it has been making since 1882:  reliable bricks and delicious hot sausage.

Historic Downtown Elgin

If you are interested in Historic Buildings, our Downtown is the perfect spot for you.  You can stroll down main street and envision what life was like in the mid to late 1800s.  We have a free Walking Tour Brochure that gives you a history of the buildings downtown. 

Heritage Walking Tour PDF Brochure


If you are a History or Train Enthusiast, you will want to stop by our Depot Museum located off of Main Street at 14 Depot Square.  They are open from Tuesday - Sunday 2:00 - 5:00pm.  (512) 285-2000. They have three exhibit rooms, Photo Archives, Gift Shop, Genealogy help, Elgin History, Railroad History & periodic Veterans Displays.


While you are on Main Street in downtown Elgin, you may want to stop by City Hall which is located in the Dr. IB Nofsinger House. The Nofsinger House built in 1906 is a recorded Texas Historical Landmark and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


Be sure and drive by the oldest building in Elgin.  The Old Freight Depot Building built in 1872, located at the corner of Main Street and Central Avenue, which now houses the Elgin Chamber of Commerce.  If you happen to stop by during business hours M-F 8:00 to 3:00pm, come on in and look around.  We have lots of brochures on area tourism as well as information on local businesses in the area.


Our town is full of historic buildings.  Not only is our downtown historic, we have several Church buildings that are historic as well.  Drive by the First United Methodist Church at 216 W. 3rd St. and the First Presbyterian Church at 303 N. Ave. C to enjoy a bit of Elgin's Church history.


Elgin is also home to two Christmas Tree Farms:  Evergreen Farms located at 242 Monkey Rd. ( and Elgin Christmas Tree Farms located at 120 Natures Way (  Tours are available through-out the year at both locations.



In Elgin, we welcome all groups large or small.  Our office can assist you in planning the perfect trip for your group.  Our Heritage Tour has been a big hit!

Heritage Tour Itinerary

10:00am  Brick Manufacturing Tour at Acme Brick

12:00pm  Lunch at one our our bbq restaurants

1:30pm    Tour Historic Downtown Elgin, Union Depot Museum & Nofsinger House

2:30pm     Refreshments at a local restaurant 


We also have other tour options available for your group.  Christmas Tree Farms, Artisan Tours, historical tours, and much more!  To schedule your Group Tour you may contact us at:

Elgin Chamber of Commerce

   P.O. Box 408     Elgin, Texas  78621

(512)285-4515 or email:






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