Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Athens: East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society

The East Texas Arboretum sits on more than 100 acres of native Texas land and includes formal gardens, historic buildings and a wooded nature area with more than 2 miles of naturalistic hiking trails. The Wofford House is a dog-trot style house built in 1950 and moved to the arboretum in 2001. It serves as a museum interpreting pioneer living.


  • 1601 Patterson Road
  • Athens, Texas
  • 75751


Hours & Fees

  • Daily 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

  • Adults: $4, Children (Ages 4+): $1, Students & Seniors: $3, Children (Ages 3 and younger): Free, Members: Free.