Dallas Attractions for Historic Tours

Lace-up your traveling shoes and step into an era gone by. In Dallas/Fort Worth & Beyond you’ll find incredible historic destinations to explore, each one rich with lore. Explore the region’s county courthouses, the crown jewels of the historic downtowns; the many charming villages, showing how life used to be; beautiful old homes; and unique architectural sights. So, start building your perfect tour. Then start looking forward to a vacation that’s all about looking back.

Stockyards National Historic District

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Fort Worth Stockyards’ National Historic District is a great place to celebrate the romance and mystique of the American West.

The Fort Worth Stockyards’ National Historic District covers 125 acres — 15 square blocks of tradition, nightlife, and family fun. You can take in a thrilling rodeo. See the world’ only daily cattle drive. Hear live country stars. Sip a cold brew in an authentic saloon. Two-step the night away. Shop for authentic cowboy gear. And dine on satisfying Texas-style cuisine. If you like, you can even take a guided tour of the entire area.

130 E. Exchange Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas
(817) 624-4741

Grapevine Cotton Belt Railroad Historic District

Restored Cotton Belt Depot houses Visitors Information Center and Grapevine Historical Museum as well as features bronze sculpture and glass blowing artisans.

705 South Main Street
Grapevine, Texas
(817) 410-8136

Heritage Farmstead Museum

Turn-of-the-century farming on the Blackland Prairies of North Texas is captured in this recently completed restoration in Plano, 20 miles north of Dallas. The Heritage Farmstead Museum offers a four-acre complex with row crops, gardens, a windmill, and a handsome 1891 Victorian farmhouse with 12 original outbuildings.

1900 West 15th Street
Plano, Texas 75075
(972) 881-0140

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Permanent exhibit examines life, death, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy with photographs, artifacts and videos; audio tour available. Additional exhibits year-round.

411 Elm at Houston St.,
Dallas, Texas 75202
(214) 747-6660
(214) 747-6662

Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park

Nestled in 13 wooded acres just south of downtown Dallas, Dallas Heritage Village provides visitors, both young & young at heart, a unique museum experience. The Village is a living history museum, portraying life in North Texas from 1840-1910 with permanent and temporary exhibits throughout 38 historic structures. A Civil War-era farm, elegant Victorian homes, a school, a church, as well as several commercial buildings represent the lives of Dallas’s earliest residents. During the fall and spring, the Village highlights historical themes and brings them to life through first-person characters dressed in period clothing. Self-guided and docent-led tours available.

1515 S. Harwood
Dallas, Texas 75215-1273
(214) 421-5141
(214) 428-6351

Florence Ranch Homestead

Pioneer homestead with period furnishings, farm equipment.

1424 Barnes Bridge
Mesquite, Texas
(972) 216-6468

Farmers Branch Historical Park

The Historical Park is nestled within 22 acres that trace the proud heritage of Farmers Branch, from the 1840s through the 1940s. The Gilbert House, built between 1856-1857, is the oldest rock structure in Dallas County still on its original foundation. Other local historic structures on the grounds include the 1937 Dodson House, home of the first Mayor of Farmers Branch; a one-room school that was once part of the Farmers Branch school from 1900-1915; and the original Farmers Branch railroad depot, built in 1877. It also features other structures from outside of Farmers Branch which has been moved to the park for preservation.

2540 Farmers Branch Lane
Farmers Branch, Texas 75234
(972) 406-0184

Glen Rose – Historic Downtown Square

Shops, restaurants and museums.

Hwy 144 & Barnard Street
Glen Rose, Texas
(254) 897-3081

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