A Venue for Learning the Principals of Environmental Conservation and Innovative Technology in Historic Jefferson, Texas

The Jeffersonian Institute is a modern educational venue in the historic riverfront district of Jefferson, Texas. This beautiful reproduction building presents authentic architecture and design from the mid 1800s. The Institute is often used for specialized training, corporate conferences, mock trials, and continuing education classes.

The Institute overlooks Big Cypress Bayou and the Big Cypress Bayou Fish and Wildlife Habitat Restoration Project of the City of Jefferson and the US Army Corps of Engineers. Flexible space rental is available to groups, corporations, institutions, organizations and individuals for special events, such as receptions, reunions, and wedding events. Reserve one small conference room or any combination of our lecture rooms, ballrooms, classrooms, courtyard or main hall.

Sustainable, environmentally sound community planning and green construction are a constant focus. The Institute hosts educational classes, seminars, conferences, and training on environmental subjects. Expert presenters share their knowledge with industry professionals in East Texas’ most beautiful educational facility.

Our location is an important part of The Institute’s offering. Jefferson, Texas is socially unique. The evident dichotomy between Jefferson’s historic small-town ambiance and the dynamic educational and technological community that resides here is a wonderful escape from the distractions of daily life in other cities. The quiet, languid, history-enriched downtown is a stroller’s paradise. Jefferson in its entirety is a refreshing backdrop for any event or curriculum.

Local lodging is both affordable and luxurious. Jefferson is the Bed and Breakfast capital of Texas. The City of Jefferson offers a large number and variety of available rooms, all within a short walk of the Institute. Attendees at Jeffersonian Institute events can choose lodging in historic hotels from the 1800s or in its many bed and breakfast inns.

The Jefferson Institute is a prestige address for businesses. Class A office space is available on a limited basis. Please make an appointment for a viewing. Some of the businesses currently occupying the Institute's upper story include, The North-East Texas Film Commission, Deep Sea Exploration and Salvage (Paul Tidwell of Operation Rising Sun, The I-52 Recovery Project), and Entech Construction.