Preserve. Support. Inspire.

Join us in supporting Winedale as a place of learning and understanding Texas History through education, research and public service.

Our Story

The Friends of Winedale, founded in August of 2014, is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to helping support ongoing preservation of Winedale, a research collection of nineteenth-century structures and their period furnishings situated on 225 acres in Northern Fayette County, Texas. We are an all volunteer group of interested people, resident both locally and in nearby cities who have come together to support this unique place and its collections.

The McGregor-Grimm House

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Learn more about all the great work we are doing at the site,

past, present and future projects at Winedale funded by gifts like yours.

About Winedale

Winedale is located four miles from Round Top, Texas, and is the legacy of Houston philanthropist Miss Ima Hogg, one of the nation’s early preservationists. In 1965, she donated her collection of 19th Century Texas Architecture and artifacts to the University of Texas at Austin as a laboratory for university students to explore a variety of disciplines. Winedale is one of the signature teaching and research collections of the Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin.

The Lewis Wagner House

The Briscoe Center for American History, including Winedale, is temporarily closed to visitors due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please visit www.briscoecenter.org/winedale for the latest information on visiting hours.

Upcoming Winedale Programs and Events

Lunch and Learn by Zoom

Tuesday, December 8 at noon:

“Documenting Winedale”

By Michelle Johnson, Project Manager of the William J. Hill Artisans and Archives Archive, a part Bayou Bend, Museum of Fine Arts Houston. If you missed this program you can watch a recording by clicking this link at any time. For more past programs click learn more.


Christmas at Winedale Cancelled

Be Safe!

Due to the ongoing uncertainty around the Covid-19 pandemic, Christmas at Winedale will not be held this year. The Briscoe Center appreciates the support of the Friends of Winedale and the many vendors, volunteers, docents, and staff that go above and beyond to make the event possible each year.

Lunch and Learn by Zoom

Tuesday, January 12 at noon:

“The Underground Railroad, Emancipated Slaves and Mixed Race Colonies Along the Rio Grande”through South Texas to Mexico”

By Roseann Bacha-Garza, Program Manager of the Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) Program at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.


Friends of Winedale is an all volunteer 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to supporting Winedale, a division of the Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin.

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Friends of Winedale P.O. Box 402
Round Top, TX 78954

Tours of Winedale
Tours of Winedale are available for groups of 10 or more by appointment. A self guided tour with a map is also available. Please check in the Visitor Center.

Winedale Hours
Monday through Saturday – 10:00 to 4:00
Sunday – 12:00 to 4:00
(Currently closed due to Covid-19 pandemic)

Visitor Center Information