The center is housed in the 1868 home of Henry Clay Thruston—the tallest soldier in the Confederate Army during the Civil War (listed at 7 feet, 7.5 inches tall)—along the historic Bankhead Highway. Also offers quilting demonstrations. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tue. and Thu., and other times by appoint...
Operating in the Old Jail Arts Center (behind the courthouse on the town square) and in the Franklin County Arts Center (204 W. Main St.), permanent and changing contemporary exhibits are on display. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tue. and Thu., 1–3 p.m. Sat. and other times by appointment. 903/537-4034. ww...
Opened in 2002, this 57-acre nature preserve features winding hiking trails
adjacent to the 1868 home of Henry Clay Thruston. Preserve is open from dawn to
This museum features butterfly displays, a Smithsonian-quality exhibit of bird eggs, violins, and changing exhibits. The Don Meredith Memorabilia Exhibit features sports items donated by the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Mount Vernon native. Open 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Tue.–Sat. Free. 210 S. Kauf...
Exhibits housed in the 1894 Parchman-Meredith Store Building detail the county's history. Free research facilities are available with regional archives. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon.–Sat. 110 W. Main St. , on the south side of town square. 903/537-3931.
This 1883 Victorian farmhouse has original outbuildings, a small barn, smokehouse, chicken coop and an outhouse. There also is an 1868 log cabin on the property. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tue. and Thu., 1–3 p.m. Sat. and by appointment other days. At the corner of Kaufman and Tolbert streets. 903/537-4...
This beautifully restored church, built in the early 1900s, hosts concerts and other performances. 402 Leftwich , at Yates. 903/563-3780. www.mountvernonmusic.org.
In the restored 1894 Cottonbelt Depot, this museum features a working telegraph and railroad exhibits, and model trains. A small 1880 log cabin, a syrup press, mill and blacksmith shop are on the property. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tue. and Thu., 1–3 p.m. Sat. and other days by appointment. Free. 202 S...
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