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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, bookshelves filled with Victorian-era tomes, and an early Bell telephone screening calls from Teddy Roosevelt's reelection campaign. Accredited by the American Association 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.