- Living & Visiting
At the crossroads of U.S. Highway 281 and State Highway 36 in Central Texas sits the quaint Hill Country town of Hamilton. Hamilton is centralized 100 miles north of Austin, South of Dallas/Fort Worth, and East of Abilene. Travelers are enticed to stop in Hamilton by the sight of the beautiful historic courthouse and the unique shopping and dining opportunities along the way.
Hamilton blends the perfect combination of historical appreciation and opportunity for the future. Hard work, agriculture, neighborhood engagement, and a family atmosphere are just a few pieces that put together the Hamilton way of life. Welcome to our hometown!
- Historic Downtown Square
- Circle T Resort
- Art Galleries
- Hamilton County Historic Museum
- Hamilton Soaring Club
- Hamilton County Road Trip
Visit Historic Downtown Hamilton to find a place that offers something for everyone in an atmosphere that reminds locals and visitors alike of a simpler time in our history - a place where community matters. Downtown Hamilton is the heart of our community, attached on two sides by Pecan Creek Park. You can find shopping, dining, historic buildings, the library, art galleries, and many friendly faces. We look forward to visiting with you!
Circle T Resort is home to Texas' two best covered arenas located in the Hill Country. The perfect destination with accommodations for your entire family. On-site lodging accommodations such as The Inn at Circle T and 30/50 amp RV Hookups are available. Home to youth and adult rodeos, barrel racing, team roping, ranch sorting, cutting, calf roping, bull riding, training clinics and many other styles of equestrian competitions.
While you are visiting the resort, enjoy dinner at the Crossfire Steakhouse and Cantina. Pecan Wood Open Fire Grill serving fresh steaks, chicken, shrimp, fish and pork chops. Signature starters like the shrimp shooters and calf fries are fan favorites.
Hamilton hosts many hunters seeking the abundance of white-tailed deer, turkey, dove, quail, and hogs in Hamilton County each year. Come enjoy the piece and quiet of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
Hamilton is home to Red Wing Dove Winery. Enjoy a chilled white wine or an award-winning red on the patio overlooking the beautiful view of the Gholson Creek Valley. Enjoy many other nearby wineries in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
Visit one of the three art galleries located in Historic Downtown Hamilton. From Picasso to Francisco de Goya, the Ramsey Collection is a collection of Old Masters, American Masters, European painters, and Modernists are housed in a recently renovated two-story limestone building facing the Courthouse.
The Hamilton County Historical Museum is housed in the former Hamilton County Jail. The two-story structure was constructed in 1938 and served as the county's correctional facility until 1996. It now serves as home to the Museum’s main collection.
On most weekends throughout the year, you can find gliders leaving the Hamilton Municipal Airport and soaring across the Hill Country sky. This unpowered aircraft uses naturally occurring currents of rising air in the atmosphere to remain airborne. Gliders are aerodynamically streamlined and are capable of gaining altitude and remaining airborne, and maintaining forward motion. Watch a Hamilton Soaring Club flight here.
The Texas Hill Country is laced with endless miles of appealing two-lane blacktop. One minute you'll see a vista of bluebonnets and the next a painted longhorn posing for a picture. Enjoy the beauty of Hamilton County, and tag us on Instagram with your road trip finds. #visithamiltontx