Heritage

The Ennis life is a life full of pride in our heritage. From our founding in 1872, Ennis has been a community rich in culture and traditions for the enjoyment of both visitors and residents alike. From our natural beauty to our traditional festivals we honor our past as a way of enhancing our present and enriching our future.

 The Historic Templeton McCanless District

Stroll through history with a visit to our historic district. From brick paved streets to our street lights you will enjoy the view of our historic residences and commercial properties alike.

 Czech Heritage

Our National Polka Festival started in 1967 and is the largest Czech Festival of its kind, attracting 50,000 people to the city of Ennis during Memorial Day Weekend.

 Texas Bluebonnets

Since 1951 the Ennis Garden Club has laid out 42 miles of driving trails of bluebonnets, named “The Official Bluebonnet Trail of Texas” by the Texas State Legislature. Held during the month of April with a three day festival weekend including Arts and Crafts and Food Vendors, entertainment and children’s activities.

 Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum

Honoring our development and founding as a railroad destination, come and enjoy a displayed collection of historic photos, memorabilia from early years of the railroad in Ennis, as well as china and crystal displays