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The Grove

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Address: 405 Moseley St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2307
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+1 903-665-8018

A one-hour tour of one of Jefferson's most historic - and haunted -...

A one-hour tour of one of Jefferson's most historic - and haunted - locations. The Grove is an 1861 home that uniquely mirrors the history of the riverport city... and the ghost stories there go back over 100 years. The history of the home is fascinating; it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. Along with the history, though, you'll hear ghost stories from the owners and find out just what it's like to live in a haunted home. Come visit The Grove for a peek into Jefferson's past... and a few residents who may still be hanging around!

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Fun tour

The owner is very passionate about the history of the house and it shows. Very knowledgeable of the area and the previous owners. Well worth the trip.

Reviewed 17 August 2016
Forney, Texas
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Forney, Texas
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9 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016

The owner is very passionate about the history of the house and it shows. Very knowledgeable of the area and the previous owners. Well worth the trip.

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Texarkana, Arkansas
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The first words out of our tour guides mouth were "I'm sorry you get me instead of my husband." I think Tammy sold herself short because I thought she did an amazing job of story telling & providing information. The tour was $6 per person, it lasted just over an hour, and was packed full of history. You could feel... More 

Thank tgcampbell
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The Grove's owners are full of historical information, not only about their beautiful home, but Jefferson. Mr. Whitington was a most gracious guide & very pleasant to listen & learn from. We thoroughly enjoyed to tour & have many of his books!

Thank kmerricks
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The grove is a must see ! A very nice laid-back tour. Great hospitality and willing to answer your questions take pictures etc.

Thank Misty H
Riesel, Texas
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Very personable, friendly tour. Great stories about his home . Not in any rush & open to questions, pictures, etc.

Thank Marshall H
Richardson, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

The Grove tour was so informative, full of history & loved the fun, not scary ghost stories. Best of all it was affordable.

Thank Lisa P
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

My 12 year old grandson and I visited Jefferson, TX. We stayed at the Excelsior Hotel and took a tour of The Grove. The owner and author of many books, Mitchel Whitington was our tour guide. He was so knowledgeable about his home but also about the historic town of Jefferson. One of the best tours I've ever taken.

Thank Gail S
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

My husband and I really enjoyed our tour with Mitchell. What a nice guy! I really enjoyed visiting with him. This is a favorite stop when we go to Jefferson! I have heard it is very exceptional to see at the Christmas in Candlelight tour. Mitchell was very kind and was more than willing to sign our "ghost" books as... More 

1 Thank Sooners610
Bryan, Texas
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Reviewed 3 December 2015

This was an interesting visit with the owner of the home who recounted its renovation and shared stories of events experienced by himself and others. The homeowner, Mitchel Whittington, is an excellent storyteller and is a published author.

1 Thank jacqueline_payne
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Reviewed 7 November 2015

The owner of the house is not only a gifted writer but a gifted story teller. We enjoyed every story about the history of this house especially the "haunting" stories. If you like history and ghosts this IS for you. Make sure you make reservations because this is their home. Also, use restroom before you arrive. Mitchel Whittington also has... More 

1 Thank Katherine G

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