Our Charming Heritage
The HISTORICAL PARK 
Experience over 165 years of Farmers Branch heritage at the Historical Park.
Our History SINCE THE 1840's 
Take a walk back to the days of old at the Farmers Branch Historical Park. The 27-acre park touts the proud history of the city and North Texas, sharing and preserving our heritage for future generations.

Welcoming over 80,000 visitors each year, the park is an outdoor museum offering many opportunities for tours, educational programs and special events. On the beautifully maintained grounds, guests can explore 12 historic structures dating from the 1840s to the 1940s. From the Gilbert House, which is the oldest structure still standing on its original foundation in Dallas County, to the old school house which dates to the early 1900s, visitors can experience what life was really like in the early days in North Texas.

Guests can also pay a visit to the park’s latest addition, the general store, an authentic replica of a 1920s store with interactive activities, giving ”shoppers” a fun way to learn about commerce in the days of early Texas. Also on the grounds are a church, train depot, three log structures and a Queen Anne Victorian cottage with a beautiful antique rose garden, most of which are o r i g i n a l structures that have been moved to the park and lovingly restored for our guests’ enjoyment.

The Historical Park is also home to a vintage base ball team which plays host to several games and tournaments, allowing visitors to enjoy the sights and sounds of a 19th-Century base ball game and to see how America’s game has changed throughout the years. Other attractions include a bird sanctuary, which offers a perfect place to take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful landscape, while enjoying hummingbirds, butterflies and other feathered friends in their natural habitat. The Historical Park’s unique and beautiful setting makes it the perfect venue for special events of all kinds, from weddings and reunions to corporate and private events.
The park is also open for tours, and hosts school and other visitor groups.

Historical Park Attractions:
• Service Station • Gilbert House • Antique Rose Garden • Queen Anne Victorian Cottage • Railroad Depot & Caboose
• Old Church • Log Culture • School House • Dodson House
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Kim Jolly Chapman – 972.406.0184
2540 Farmers Branch Ln, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234
kim.chapman@farmersbranchtx.gov
Special EVENTS
The Historical Park is a unique and beautiful setting, perfect for special events of all kinds, from corporate and private events to weddings and reunions. The park is also open for tours and hosts school and other visitor groups.

School & Visitor Programs The Farmers Branch Historical Park has provided more than 20 years of quality educational programming. By living history, students become active participants in learning about the past. Tours focus on learning through interactive activities and discussion. All tours are aligned with the TEKS.

The Farmers Branch Historical Park currently offers a variety of on-site and off-site programs for public, private and home schools. On-site tours are available Tuesday and Thursday mornings or by special appointment. In–school programs are available Monday and Wednesday afternoons or by special appointment. The Park also offers educational trunks on loan to schools.

Reservations are required for all educational programs.
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The Farmers Branch historical park is located at:
2540 Farmers Branch Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
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For more information, contact us at:
Office: 972.406.0184
Fax: 972.247.3939
Email: historicalpark@farmersbranchtx.gov
Website: FBHistoricalPark.com >

Rental PLACES
The Historical Park is pleased to offer a variety of sites available for private rental activities. The Park offers the 1890s Church, 1937 Dodson House, Gazebo and patio with serving kitchen, and grounds which include the meadows and/or Farmers Branch Rose Garden for the use and pleasure of those renting the facilities for events such as weddings, family reunions, meetings and more.

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