Restore. Preserve. Revitalize.

Join us in reawakening Miss Ima’s dream that “Winedale fosters an understanding of Texas History through education, research and public service.

Our Story

The Friends of Winedale is a charitable organization that raises funds to benefit the Winedale Historical Complex of nineteenth-century buildings, decorative arts and textiles, together with the surrounding green space and gardens, in a manner commensurate with the vision of its donor, philanthropist Miss Ima Hogg.

Interested in making a donation?

Learn more about all the great work we are doing at the site and upcoming projects.

About the Winedale Complex

The Winedale Historical Complex, located four miles from Round Top, Texas, is the legacy of Houston philanthropist Miss Ima Hogg, one of the nation’s early preservationists. In 1965, she donated her collection of historic buildings and early Texas decorative arts to the University of Texas at Austin to manage and preserve for future generations. Winedale is now a division of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin.

The Briscoe Center for American History is temporarily closed to visitors along with all other departments and units at the University of Texas at Austin.

Upcoming Events

Lunch and Learn

To be Re-scheduled

Dr. Jim Kearney presents “The Forty-Eighters on Possum Creek; A Texas Civil War Story.”

Second Saturday

To be Re-scheduled

Enjoy free tours, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and refreshments at one of the historical structures on Winedale’s campus.

Lunch and Learn

August 4 @ 11 a.m.

Dr. Ken Hafertepe of Baylor University will be presenting “German Texans in Fayette County: Houses and Furnishings”


Friends of Winedale is a nonprofit dedicated to raising money for the restoration of Winedale, a collection of nineteenth-century structures and their period furnishings situated on 225 acres in northern Fayette County. Winedale is a division of University of Texas, at Austin, Briscoe Center for American History.

Friends of Winedale Contact Information

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 epidemic)

Visitor Center Information