Winedale - Introduction
Winedale, one of five divisions of the Center for American History, is a complex of nineteenth-century structures and modern facilities situated on 225 acres near Round Top, Texas, in northern Fayette County. Winedale's mission is to foster an understanding of Texas history and culture through research, teaching, and public service. Winedale preserves and makes accessible its research collections of nineteenth-century buildings and their period furnishings, sponsors public programs, and serves as a conference site for nonprofit educational groups.
The heart of Winedale is its historic buildings, each structure offering a tangible link to our past through its architecture and furnishings and the histories of its buildings, owners, and occupants. Winedale regularly hosts students from elementary and secondary schools as well as college and university classes in history, anthropology, horticulture, and theater. Additionally Winedale reaches out to the larger community through its public programs and continuing education seminars. Winedale sponsors public programs and events throughout the year, and its dining hall, dormitory, modern conference center, and outdoor pavilion are available for use by nonprofit educational groups for meetings and retreats. Winedale's Interpretive Center, located in the historic Hazel's Lone Oak Cottage, contains an exhibit that acquaints visitors with the history and development of the Winedale property and historic structures, and that introduces them to Winedale programs and points of interest.