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.
also pay a visit to the park’s latest
addition, the general store, an
authentic replica of a 1920s store
with interactive activities, giving
a fun way to
in the days
Also on the
and a Queen Anne Victorian
cottage with a beautiful antique
rose garden, most of which are
o r i g i n a l
to the park
Park is also
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
The park is also open for
tours, and hosts school and other
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
Tour THE PARK
Schedule a Tour of the Facility
Kim Jolly Chapman – 972.406.0184
2540 Farmers Branch Ln, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234
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 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.
Rental Information >
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