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The Grove, Jefferson

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The Grove, located in Jefferson, Texas, is an 1861 historic home that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. The house has also been called the most haunted place in Texas. The Grove’s history dates back to the 19th century, when the property was purchased and the house that became known as “The Grove” was built. The Grove has been featured in the television series If Walls Could Talk on cable channel HGTV and was chosen “as one of the top twelve most haunted houses in America” by This Old House. The Grove was also named as one of the "eight scariest places in Texas" by Texas Monthly magazine. The house was also shown in William Shatner's Weird or What? in 2012. Additionally, The Grove was featured on Penn & Teller: Bullshit! Texas Highways magazine has featured The Grove several times, including in articles "Haunted Places in Texas" from October 1997 and "Haunted Jefferson" from October 2008.ArchitectureThe structure exhibits many of the external features of a Greek Revival home, but closer inspection reveals the influence of Creole Architecture as well. The Grove is a one-story building constructed of wood – the beams and studs are cypress, covered with wooden lap siding. The house was built in 1861, and is a blending of two architectural styles: Greek Revival and French Creole. The unusual melding of these styles presumably comes from the fact that many historic homes in the surrounding neighborhood were built in Greek Revival style at the time, but since the original owner, Frank Stilley, was from Louisiana, he exerted a French Creole Architectural influence into the design. Because of the city of Jefferson’s ties to riverboat trade with Louisiana during the 1800s, it stands as a unique example of the region’s past.
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  • I recently visited "The Grove" on October 19, 2019. I really enjoyed this tour, it lasted for about a hour. The cost was affordable. The home owners are nice and very knowledgeable about the history o...  more »
  • This was top on our list to visit. We were not disappointed, the owner/author that lives there, our tour guide, was very interesting and made the tour so much fun!  more »
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  • My best friend & visited the Grove a few years ago. My friend has always been a little more sensitive to things. She was fine before we went inside for the tour & about the time we got to the dining room she started to feel light headed. By the time we got to the kitchen she had to squat to the floor. Once we made it out of the house she sat on the porch steps for a bit & started to feel better. Mitchel & his wife were great hosts & we would love to come back for another visit.
  • Although it's been a couple years I wanted to let everyone that the tour of the Grove was awesome. Mitch was great and I too experienced the lady on the corner. I became very very warm like I was having a hot flash then cooled down when we moved on with the tour. This place is legit!
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