Historic park reveals Texas frontier life
A picnic in the park is nice, but a picnic in the park held in the style of early Texas settlers may be even better.
In addition to the multiple historical buildings where visitors can get an authentic feel for frontier life, The Cypress Top Historic Park offers many amenities for those who just want to spend some time in the fresh air. A covered pavilion, picnic tables, a barbecue smoker, a preparation table and a sink are all available for visitors who want to prepare a meal on site.
ADDRESS: 26026 Old Hempstead Highway, Cypress, TX 77429
HOURS: Park grounds open 7 a.m. to dusk; tours available at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: The Cypress Top Historic Park is built around a family farm populated for generations by early Houston residents. Guided tours are available for many of the buildings and locations on site, and the park itself is open daily from dawn until dusk. It is a great opportunity for families to have fun outdoors while also learning something about the early history of the region. For the more historically minded, there is a replica train depot on the park that can be accessed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: "There are lots of things to do at the park. Families can go there and have picnics and prepare food. They can do genealogy research or Cypress history research. There is the family house; four generations lived there. It has a wonderful front and side porch where a lot of people like to have family portraits made." — Linda Martin-Rust, education coordinator
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