Guided Tour for Two, Four, or Six at The Heritage Farmstead Museum (Up to Half Off)

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Teaching children is extremely important, as they are the ones who must figure out the most efficient way to carry our coffins. Pass knowledge on with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $5 for a docent-guided tour for two (up to a $10 value)
  • $10 for a docent-guided tour for four (up to a $20 value)
  • $15 for a docent-guided tour for six (up to a $30 value)

Docents guide groups through the Victorian-era Farrell-Wilson House and its turn-of-the-century outbuildings, which rest on the museum's 4.5-acre grounds. Along the way, visitors can peruse some 10,000 objects and archival materials that represent what life was like on the Texas Blackland Prairie from 1890–1920.

The Heritage Farmstead Museum

To stroll the grounds of The Heritage Farmstead Museum is to walk into a living vestige of the past. A turn about the 4.5-acre property reveals a blacksmith shop and bookshelves filled with Victorian-era tomes. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, these grounds are dedicated to preserving turn-of-the-century Texas Blackland Prairie culture.

The museum's rich history begins with businessman Hunter Farrell, who built the main house for his wife, Mary Alice, more than a century ago. Since being passed down the familial line, the property has been preserved and restored for the thousands of visitors who examine its artifacts, admire its architecture, and traverse its grounds each year. School programs, summer camps, and daily tours provide an immersive look into the lives of the people who populated the Plano area from 1890–1920, and a slew of rotating and permanent exhibits re-create such sites as a North Texas schoolhouse from 1895.

Reviews

Very nice outing for the family. The staff is very well informed and make it educational and fun.

trekasue, TripAdvisor, 5/17/12

This is a great place to take kids (or anyone) and give them a taste of earlier times. Lots of hands-on activities make learning fun.

BethKDfw_Tx, TripAdvisor, 6/2/12
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    Plano

    1900 West 15th Street

    Plano, Texas 75075

    972-881-0140

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In a Nutshell

Docent leads groups through Victorian-era grounds that re-create turn-of-the-century Texas Blackland Prairie culture

The Fine Print

Expires Nov 30th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required for groups of more than 10 people. Valid only for docent guided tour. Not valid for special events. Not valid on 6/8/13, 6/18/13, 7/16/13, 8/14/13, and 9/7/13. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Experiences that expand cultural awareness, such as museums, tours, and literature