Waxahachie’s culturally and historically rich history is interwoven with the history of Texas. The famed Shawnee Trail ran through what is now the center of town, and it’s that spirit that helped build this town into a thriving city of over 30,000. Today, the town of Waxahachie covers 43-square miles and is minutes from downtown Dallas and Fort Worth.
For nearly 150 years, visitors have enjoyed the attractions of Waxahachie, and today’s mix of what to see and do has put the city on the map. Whether you are traveling to the Scarborough Faire Renaissance festival, taking in a performance by the Waxahachie Symphony Association in the Chautauqua Auditorium (an octagonal amphitheater, and the only one of its kind in Texas), or reliving the Victorian era on the Ginger- bread Historic Homes Tour and Candlelight Home Tour, there’s plenty to see and do.
Waxahachie ISD student achievement test scores at all grade levels exceeds state and national norms, and the district boasts a well-educated faculty and award-winning high school marching band and academic competition teams.