More than 150 years in the making, Waxahachie is a community that takes great pride in its rich heritage, which is evident by the historically preserved buildings and homes throughout the city. Though modern, progressive and thriving, the city’s pulse resonates with the history of Texas. Strolling through the Historic Downtown District anchored by the state’s “Most Photographed Courthouse,” visitors will soon realize why Waxahachie has grown to be known as the Gingerbread City, as well as being designated the Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas. Waxahachie also claims the title of “The Best Little Hollywood in Texas.” Filmmaking began here with Bonnie and Clyde, filmed in 1967. Whether shopping for treasures in historic downtown, dining in our award winning restaurants, or just visiting with the friendly folks who call Waxahachie home, come and discover for yourself what makes Waxahachie “A Place in Your Heart, Texas.” Annual events include Scarborough Renaissance Festival, Gingerbread Trail Tour of Homes, SCREAMS, Texas Country Reporter Festival, Candlelight Home Tour, and Bethlehem Revisited.