This collection of historic structures dating from the 1850s includes the oldest house in McKinney, a general store, schoolhouse and a chapel. It's also home to the worlds largest ice-cream freezer collection. Events held on the grounds include a Saturday farmers market, annual Ice Cream Crank-Of...
This facility features indoor historical exhibits, as well as a park with a show barn and arena, picnic pavilion and primitive group-camping areas. Museum is open Sept.-Nov. and March-May 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed. and Sat., or other times by appointment. Call 972/548-5752 to schedule a tour. . 7117 C....
Tours begin at 11 a.m. Sat. or by appointment and last about two hours. 495 McKinney Parkway. www.franconiabrewing.com
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. www...
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 ch...
An Army Corps of Engineers reservoir. Several parks offer fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking and camping. East of Allen and McKinney. Also accessible from Farmersville. .
Historic cemetery honors remains of the settlers of McKinney, including Dr. James Webb Throckmorton, governor of Texas in 1866-67. Headstones mark burials of veterans of the Texas Revolution, the Mexican War, Civil War, World Wars I and II and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Texas 5 at Industr...
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