Historic Sealy



Attractions in the Sealy area.

Of course if you're a history buff, you can't ignore the short trek to SanFelipe and the other historical Sealy sites, but there are other attractions around the Sealy area that make for great visits.



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Guardian Angel Catholic Church

One of the last Painted Churches built in Texas, construction started in 1913 and was completed on October 21, 1915. It is believed to be one of the oldest and largest solid wood structures of its type in Texas. This church, in Gothic Style, was designed by architect Leo Dielman of San Antonio and was built by Jan Bujnoch of Wallis with the help of parishioners who volunteered their carpenter skills. The interior is newly painted artistically while keeping the ornate altars as close as possible to the original design. The leaded, stained glass windows were created in Italy. There are three brass bells in the tower.

Guardian Angel Catholic Church is listed on the national Register of Historic Places,
with a historical marker dedicated in 1996.

The church is opened daily, with group tours by appointment 979-478-6532.

5610 Demel St., Wallis

Wallis Guardian Angel Catholic Church

Wallis Guardian Angel Catholic Church

Frydek Grotto

Frydek Catholic Cemetery  &  Frydek Grotto
Czech immigrants began settling in this area in the 1850s.
The cemetery remains as a reminder of the area's Czech heritage.

On the grounds of Our Lady of Frydek Church is a grotto made of limestone and concrete,
built by the thankful families and friends of 67 men & women of the Frydek Parish
who served in World War II, all of whom returned home.

St. Mary's Catholic Church Grounds, FM 1458, 1 mile south of I-10 in Frydek - 979-885-3131

Austin County Jail Museum
Built in 1896, it served as both living quarters on the left side
and a jail on the right. The building was constructed with a space
on the small fourth floor for a gallows which was used only once.

The jail was in use until 1982 and was
entered on the National Register of Historical Places in 1980.

36 S. Bell Street in Bellville.
Open Saturdays and by appointment.


Austin County Jail Museum


Turnverein in Bellville

Turnverein Pavilion
Built in 1897 by local contractor Joachim Hintz, the Turnverein pavilion is one of several polygonal social halls built in Austin County during this era. Used as a social club by the German immigrants living in the area, this 12-sided structure required extra long lumber which was shipped directly from the mills. It was recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark in 1996 and continues today as a focal point for many community events & gatherings. 
Interior tours by appointment only.

One East Main Street (FM529), Bellville


Newman's Castle
Experience the old world charm of Newman’s Castle,
a one-of-a-kind custom creation hidden just outside of Bellville. The castle features a moat, a massive working 3,000 lb. drawbridge with an accompanying portcullis, five round corner turrets, a courtyard, a chapel, and a central keep with a dramatic view of the surrounding scenery.

Available for group tours and special events, by reservation only.
The castle hosts weddings, mystery dinners, wine tastings,
birthday parties, and other special occasions.


Newmans Castle Bellville



Phenix Knives Blacksmit Shop

Phenix Knives in Bellville Custom Cutlery


PHenix Knives Come and Make It

Phenix Knives

Tour a working 1891 blacksmith shop and see creative craftsman Cowboy Szymanski work with vintage tools of the trade at Phenix Knives right next door to the historic carriage shop at 305 E. Main Street in Bellville, just a couple of blocks from the historic downtown square.

Shop for custom cutlery, forge your own horseshoe knife or try some tomahawk throwing! A must see.

305 E. Main Street, Bellville

Phenix Knives Tomohawk Throwing

Texas Select Custom Cutlery Event



And don’t miss the Texas Select Custom Cutlery Event on the First Weekend in April, now held at the Austin County Fair Grounds! 

Meet & interact with many Forged in Fire show bladesmiths.

Whether or not you’re a fan of the History Channel’s internationally popular Forged in Fire show, don’t miss this opportunity to meet the bladesmiths in person!






Area Vineyards
Surprising to most, Austin County is home to several growing vineyards.
Texas has become the fifth largest wine-producing state in the nation,
and Austin County is doing it’s part to help spread this romantic industry.
Our fertile soil has been found to be very favorable in growing grapes as well as regular crops, and Texas wine growers are finding Cat Spring a great place to hold annual meetings concerning Texas wines. You can visit Cast Iron Winery in their relaxing setting just on the other side of Sealy.





Call us at 979-885-3222 for more information about things to see & do in Sealy!



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