Tucked between the hustle and bustle of Houston, and the sandy beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast, lies Alvin; a charming southern town with humble beginnings dating back to 1845. Here, visitors will find historical sites, antique style shopping and family-friendly adventures. Step back in time and learn about the city’s history by visiting the museums and historical sites.
Located on land originally granted to the Houston Tap and Brazoria Railroad, Alvin boasts many great recreational opportunities including 13 parks and the country’s only dedicated night lit disc golf course. Originally named Morgan by the town’s residents in honor of the settlement’s founding father, Alvin Morgan. The town changed its name to Alvin after discovering a Morgan, Texas already existed. Alvin was officially incorporated in 1893, making it the oldest incorporated settlement in Brazoria County. The historic Alvin Train Depot was built in 1907 and has remained a staple in the community’s long history involving the railroad.
Conveniently located, Alvin offers visitors big city attractions with small-town hospitality. Less than an hour’s drive from the Kemah Boardwalk, Space Center Houston, downtown Houston and Galveston, Alvin is the perfect place for your next stay. Enjoy your adventures and remember to EAT, STAY & PLAY in ALVIN.