Welcome to Rosenberg – a proud community full of rich history located just 30 minutes from downtown Houston! This site is intended to help act as a guide to resources about the many exciting things to see and do during your visit including area parks, local lodging providers, attractions and events, and shopping and dining resources.
Whether you are planning to spend the day, a week, or a lifetime here, you have come to a community proud of its rich history dating back to 1883 when the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway laid out a town site and named it after the company’s president, Henry Rosenberg. Rosenberg began as a shipping point on the Brazos River, and reached a boom in the late-18 and early 1900s as Railroads developed. It grew to become a center of commerce in the 1940s and 50s, and was knows as the “Hub of the Gulf Coast.” Today, Rosenberg is experiencing unprecedented growth in commercial and residential development while holding tight to its roots and charm.
Rosenberg’s Historic Downtown offers a unique experience. Whether you’re interested in cultural arts, shopping, dining, history, performance, visual art, antiques, or boutiques, Historic Downtown has something to suit your tastes!
Historic Downtown Rosenberg is the first and only state-designated Cultural District in Fort Bend County, and home to a burgeoning cultural arts scene. A collaboration of business owners, artists, and community leaders have converged to help make Rosenberg the center of arts activities for Fort Bend County and beyond.
Artists, musicians, actors, dancers, classically trained chefs, historians, photographers, and arts enthusiasts of all types call downtown Rosenberg home. With three restaurants, a wine bar, two active theaters, a museum, and art of all types on display throughout the district, the richness and depth of offerings is hard to beat!
Discover the wonderful railroad history on exhibit at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum, enjoy an eclectic shopping experience in buildings restored to their original grandeur, take in a theater performance at CAST Theatrical, a piano concert or art show at Imperial Arts’ Rosenberg Center for the Arts or art at Art League of Fort Bend’s 5th Street Gallery, and cap it all off with a delicious meal. Historic Downtown is home to the 1910 Vogelsang Building, a Texas Historic Landmark and to Another Time Soda Fountain, winner of a 2005 Texas Downtown Association Restoration Award, and the Cole Theatre which will undergo a renovation to help restore it to its original Art Deco glamour!
With so many exciting things to do, make sure to spend the day or a weekend exploring the history of Rosenberg, Texas!