This collection of historic houses and buildings dating from the 1850s includes the oldest house in McKinney, as well as a general store and a chapel. Gift shop. Admission charge. 315 S. Chestnut. For public tour times: 972/562-8790. www.chestnutsquare.org.
This facility features exhibits in the Wells Building and around Myers Park and Event Center, including a blacksmith shop, granary and confinement house. The park offers a show barn and indoor arena, picnic pavilion and primitive group-camping areas. Museum is open Sept.–Nov. and March–May 10 a.m...
This 289-acre site is filled with natural history exhibits. It also offers native and exotic live animal exhibits, a native plant garden and educational programs. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Sat. and 1–5 p.m. Sun. 1 Nature Place , two miles south of town on Texas 5 and east one mile on F.M. 1378. 972...
Built in 1900 and restored in 1999, this home is furnished with antiques, Heard family artworks, heirlooms and paintings by important Texas artists. The grounds include a carriage house, gazebo and garden. Tours offered 2 p.m. Tue. and Thu.; 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sat.; and by appointment. Admission cha...
103 E. Virginia St., Phone: 972/547-9463
On 165 acres northwest of town, the park features a show barn and indoor
arena, stall barn, picnic pavilion and two primitive group-camping areas for
rent. Also on site is the Collin County Farm Museum, open 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Wed.
and Sat., with tours by appointment. 7117 C.R. 166. 972/548-479...
This former 1911 post office houses exhibits from early Collin County and North Texas settlers, Native Americans, Collin McKinney, the Republic of Texas, railroads and Civil War history. Open 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon.–Sat. and by appointment Sun. Admission charge. 300 E. Virginia. 972/542-9457. www.nor...
Historic cemetery honors remains of the settlers of McKinney, including Dr. James Webb Throckmorton, who was governor of Texas in 1866–67. Headstones mark burials of 203 veterans of the Texas Revolution, the Mexican War, Civil War, World Wars I and II and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Texas 5...
4488 County Road 408, Phone: 972/542-0417
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