Painted Churches

79th Legislature of the State of Texas designates Schulenburg the Official Home of the Painted Churches of Texas



The Chamber offers private guided tours of the Painted Churches Mondays through Saturdays year-round, except for certain holidays and holy days.  A tour guide will be assigned only to your group and will ride in transportation provided by you.  The cost of the tour is $10.00 per person along with a minimum suggested gratuity of $40-$50 depending on the size of your group.  Reservations must be made in advance.

Bilingual tours of the Painted Churches are now available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Sign language tours are offered, however, please call well in advance of your planned trip.


The Chamber is now offering Van Tours on Mondays in March (dates will be 13, 20, & 27) and Mondays and Thursdays in April (April 13 excluded in honor of Holy Thursday) and May (last one being May 18th).  The cost of the Van Tour is $20 a person which includes the tour fee, transportation, and the guide’s gratuity.  The van will accomodate 11 people, however, these tours are designed for groups of 1-4 people to be combined with other groups.  If you have a larger group, please arrange a private tour (see above).  Van tours will start at 10:00am and will stop around noon for lunch at the Oakridge Smokehouse.  The cost of lunch at Oakridge is $10.95 and includes tea and tax.  Reservations must be made in advance.

To book a Tour of the Painted Churches or for more information, please call (979)743-4514. The churches are all active and do conduct services on Saturdays and Sundays. You may tour the churches on your own Monday-Saturday 9:00-4:00pm, but please be respectful of any events or services that you may encounter.  In addition, the church at Praha requests that all visitors be out of the church by 3:00 on Saturdays.