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;
Ellis County Courthouse, built in 1895, Waxahachie.
Elm Fork Nature Preserve, McInnish Park, Carrollton;
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
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
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;
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
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
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
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.