Where engaging programs bring history & nature to life.
The Port Jefferson History & Nature Center is a hands-on, outdoor learning center and environmental park promoting habitat restoration along the historic riverfront in Jefferson, Texas. Educational programs, activities and outreach projects demonstrating the importance of history and nature are available to visitors. Programs are developed and managed by the Collins Academy team.
Collins Academy students enjoy instructor-led, outdoor learning experiences at the Port Jefferson History & Nature Center. Participants explore natural habitats and historic areas, and learn about invasive species, habitat restoration and local wildlife. [ view current classes & workshops ]
History & Nature Center Walking Trails
The nature park features walking trails that highlight historic locations in the area. Visitors are always welcome. Guided, historic tours are available. [ view an interactive trail map ]
Restoration & Preservation of Historical Sites
Our team is dedicated to the preservation & restoration of historic sites in Jefferson, Texas. Sites we are currently focused on include Union Missionary Baptist Church, House of the Seasons, and the Confederate Powder Magazine. [ learn more about our current restoration projects ]
The Port Jefferson History & Nature Center is made possible through key partnerships and community involvement.