Bellville was established by one of Stephen F. Austin's original 300 colonists. A guide to the many historic homes and buildings is available at www.bellvillehistoricalsociety.com. Antique and craft shops can be found around the square. Bed-and-breakfast accommodations are available in historic buildings. Newman's Castle, featuring a moat and working drawbridge, offers tours by reservation (newmanscastle.com). Bluebonnets and other wildflowers bloom in profusion here in March and April.
10 S. Holland St.