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This house was built as a hotel by Capt. William Perry in 1850. Notable guests included Jay Gould, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B Hayes and Oscar Wilde. In addition to the guest registers on view in the lobby, displays feature original documents and furniture. Tours are given daily.

Each room at the Excelsior House has its own private bath with shower, cable television and telephone.

The ballroom and dining room each feature large French chandeliers and Oriental rugs. Marble mantles and two lovely pianos serve as a backdrop for the beautiful oil paintings and handsome antiques which are used throughout.

Once the location of gala balls and gatherings, the dining room is the perfect setting to enjoy the Excelsior's famous Plantation breakfast or to host receptions, luncheons or dinners. The adjoining courtyard, with its elegant fountain and quiet alcoves, is the frequent site of weddings, ranging from the quiet family services to elaborate ceremonies.

Location: 211 West Austin Street, Jefferson Texas 75657 Telephone 903-655-2513 Toll Free: 800-490-7270

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