Choose from Two Options
- $7 for a one-hour Chestnut Square tour for two (a $14 value)
- $10 for a McKinney Historic District trolley tour for two (a $20 value)
Chestnut Square Historic Village—a museum in McKinney—offers two types of tours. On the Chestnut Square Village tour (Thursdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m.), docents guide you through the museum’s historic homes, providing a look at how Collin County residents lived in the 19th century. The McKinney Historic District trolley tour (2nd Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.) in a narrated trip in a climate controlled trolley trip that takes you past the district’s most architecturally significant buildings.
Pair a Village tour with a Trolley Tour for a morning of historical fun!
Chestnut Square Historic Village
McKinney, Texas’s Chestnut Square Historic Village recreates life from 1850-1930 on a campus that features six historic houses, a one-room schoolhouse, a chapel, and a general store. The surrounding buildings also include a blacksmith shop, a smoke house, all filled with period artifacts from the 19th century.
For a more in-depth look at the square, follow a guide on a daytime tour, which delves into the buildings’ pasts. On the Village’s haunted tours, you can try to catch a glimpse of an apparition with a lantern light. Patrons can get an additional taste of the past at the Historic McKinney weekly farmers market, which showcases fresh vegetables and is visited by Chester the Cat, the square’s resident feline who normally hangs out at Dixie’s Store.