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Dallas-Fort Worth Area Sights to See: Historic & Cultural Sites

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Chisholm Trail Mural  in Sundance Square, Fort Worth

Sights To See:
Historic & Cultural Sites

Historic & Cultural Sites

1901 Cotton Belt Depot, 705 South Main Street, Grapevine, 76051, (817) 410-8145. Home to both the Grapevine Historical Museum and the Grapevine Vintage Railroad Ticket Office. Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Acton State Park, FM4 and Hwy. 167; Granbury; (817) 573-5548. The smallest state park in Texas and final resting place of Mrs. Elizabeth P. Crockett, widow of Alamo hero Davy Crockett. A.M. and Welma Aiken Archives, Paris Junior College, Paris.

Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut, McKinney. A collection of restored homes, from rustic cabin to gracious Victorian, dating from 1854-1910, the Foote Chapel and Dixie's Store, (972) 562-8790.

Chisholm Trail Mural, Fourth and Main Streets, in Sundance Square, downtown Fort Worth.

Dallas Nature Center, 7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy., Dallas; (972) 296-1955.

Ellis County Courthouse, built in 1895, Waxahachie.

Elm Fork Nature Preserve, McInnish Park, Carrollton; (972) 466-3080.

Farmers Branch Historical Park, Denton Drive at Farmers Branch Lane; (972) 406-0184. Beautifully-landscaped, 22-acre park featuring historical architecture from the early 1800s to the mid 1930s. Homes, Church, Schoolhouse, Train Depot and caboose. Free. Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat - Sun. 12 noon - 6 p.m. Tours available.

Fairview Farms, 3312 N. Central Expy., Plano; (972) 422-2500. Historical features and farmers market.

Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive, East Exchange Ave., Fort Worth; (817) 336-4373.

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, entrance at intersection of FM 1886 and State Highway 199 in Fort Worth; (817) 237-1111.

Freedman's Memorial Cemetery, S.W. Corner of Lemmon Ave. and Central Expwy, Dallas; (214) 670-3284. A once forgotten landmark, The Freedman's Memorial honors the lives of more 6,000 of America's earliest Pioneers. The Memorial is built on the site of Freedman's Cemetery, established in the late 1850s with the abolition of slavery.

Granbury's Historic Courthouse Square was the first town square in Texas to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 800-950-2212.

Granbury Historic Railroad Depot, 109 E. Ewell St., Granbury; (817) 573-9246. Granbury Light Plant, Brazos St. Restored 1904 electric generating light plant; (817) 573-5548, (800) 950-2212.

Grapevine Historic Railroad District, 701 South Main Street, Grapevine, call (817) 410-8136. The District is home to several artisans who demonstrate glass blowing, bronze art, the Grapevine Historical Museum and several other restored buildings. For more information call (817) 410-3185.

Grayson County Frontier Village, Loy Lake Rd. (Exit 67 of U.S. Hwy. 75), Denison; (903) 463-2487. Old town replica with 18 structures from the 1800's complete with memorabilia.

Hayden Museum of American Art, 930 Cardinal Love, Paris; (903) 785-1925.

Heard-Craig House, McKinney; (972) 569-6909. Restored 1900 Victorian Mansion.

The Heritage Center on Johnson Creeks, 512 W. Arkansas Lane, Arlington; (817) 460-4001. Open by appt. Adm. adults $3; students $2.

Heritage Row of Homes, 300-1300 S. Crockett Street, for driving map contact Sherman Chamber/CVB, (903) 893-1184.

Historic Downtown Denison, (903) 465-1551. Numerous art galleries, antique shops, boutiques, winery/wine tasting, historic B&Bs and Coffee House.

Historic Downtown Denton, (940) 349-8529. Unique shops, antiques, dining, live entertainment, museums, galleries, festivals and more. www.dentonmainstreet.org.

Historic Downtown Ennis, (888) 366-4748. Come out to shop the old fashioned way; one shop at a time along brick streets. Great antiques, boutiques, tearooms and cafes.

Historic Downtown Garland, (972) 205-2749. Historic Downtown Greenville, (903) 455-1510. Visit our retail stores for out of the ordinary fashions, vintage treasures, or the perfect gift for that special someone. Sample a specialty coffee or yummy pastry. Chat with friends while enjoying a delicious meal in a downtown restaurant. Head for home with your shopping bags and memories of a delightful visit to historic Downtown Greenville.

Historic Downtown Irving, A friendly atmosphere, unique antique and novelty shops and even a corner drug store with a soda fountain rekindle an era long forgotten by many communities. Also in the downtown area, visitors will find the Heritage House, built in 1912, and nearby Heritage Park, with its historic train depot, exploring the history of Irving. Located at Second and Main Streets in South Irving (972) 721-3636.

Historic Downtown McKinney, Hwy. 75, north to Exit 40, east 1-1/2 miles to the square and historic district. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the square features turn-of-the-century buildings filled with antiques, specialty shops, art galleries and quaint tea rooms. A self-guided walk/ride tour features architectural styles from gingerbread-trimmed Victorians and gracious Gothics to simple Prairie style structures. See where many recent TV movies/ commercials have been filmed.

Historic Downtown Mineral Wells, 100 Block of South Oak Avenue, 100-300 Blocks of North Oak Avenue and 100-200 Blocks of N.E. 1st Street. A unique collection of specialty shops and historic buildings line the historic downtown. See Poston's Dry Goods, the Palace Saloon, and famous Baker Hotel, which hosted celebrities such as Jean Harlow, Marlene Dietrick, Clark Gable, Judy Garland and the Three Stooges!

Historic Downtown Plano, Hwy 75, Exit 29 15th St. east 1/4-mile to Red Brick Rd.; (972) 424-5061. Over 40 unique shops and services; Interurban train station.

Historic Downtown Waxahachie, known as the Gingerbread City, is a charming community with many buildings and homes dating back to the 19th century. The Ellis County Courthouse is one of the most photographed structures in the State of Texas. The downtown area is surrounded by numerous antique and specialty stores and a historic train depot. Five National Registered Districts. 20% of the National Historic Registered Historic Sites in the Texas section are in Waxahachie.

Historic Downtown Weatherford's Historical Drive, See dozens of lovely turn-of-the century homes on tree-lined lanes boasting beautifully restored two and three-story Victorian homes. One can almost visualize the long dresses, parasols and buggies! Driving tour maps are available at the Chamber of Commerce, 401 Ft. Worth St., Weatherford; (888) 594-3801 or (817) 596-3801.

Hunt County Courthouse, Stonewall and Lee Streets, Greenville. The Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center, located in Dallas county's oldest African-American settlement, features two of the area's original homes, a black history museum and living history center. Located at the corner of Gilbert and Jackson St. in Irving. Call (972) 721-2426 for tour information.

John F. Kennedy Memorial, located at the Dallas County Historical Plaza in Downtown Dallas. Main and Market Streets behind Old Red Courthouse. (214) 571-1300.

John Neely Bryan Cabin, located at Dallas County Historical Plaza in Downtown Dallas. This small, restored log home is of the era of John Neely Bryan, who founded Dallas in 1841.

Katy Depot, 3103 Lee St., Greenville. Built 1896.

Langdon Cultural Center, Tarleton State University, 307 E. Pearl St., Granbury; (817) 279-1164.

Log Cabin Village, 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln., Fort Worth; (817) 926-5881. An experience in pioneer life on the Texas frontier. Call for admission.

Majors Field, WWII Army Air Force Training Base, FM 1590. Greenville, (903) 455-1510.

Marble Cow Sculpture at Brune Hill, Highway 114 and Rochelle Road in Irving.

Miss Belle's Place, A two-story Victorian farmhouse built in 1887 and now located on the grounds of Owens Spring Creek Farm, Richardson. For tour information call (972) 644-5979. Mustangs of Las Colinas, located in Williams Square on O'Connor Road north of Highway 114 in Irving. World's largest equestrian sculpture created by African wildlife artist Robert Glen. (972) 869-9047.

Mustang Sculpture Exhibit, exhibit detailing the history of the Mustangs of Las Colinas. Free. (972) 869-9047.

Old Bedford School, 2400 School Lane, Bedford, (817) 952-2290; Lovingly restored c.1915 schoolhouse listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Old Jail Museum, contact Mineral Wells Area Chamber, (800) 252-6989 or (940) 659-9908. Tours available by appointment.

Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, 1717 Gano St., Dallas; (214) 421-5141. Pioneer and Victorian buildings — circa 1840-1910, a ccredited museum on 13 wooded acres on the edge of downtown. Farm animals, tours, restaurant, shoppinng and more. www.dallasheritagevillage.org.

Old Greenville Post Office, 2920 Lee St., Greenville; (903) 455-1510. Erected 1910, National Register.

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