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Bayless-Selby House Museum

317 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201-6062
+1 940-349-2865
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A lovely piece of history.

If you like classy and classic old homes, check this out. Beautifully preserved old Victorian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Full disclosure: I volunteer as a tour guide here

This museum allows visitors to step back in time to learn more about what life was like for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denton, Texas
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The walls of this Victorian style house museum tell the story of life in Denton at the turn-of-the-century. The story of Denton County prior to 1908 is told through the music room with the E. Gabler & Bro. grand piano, the elegantly set dining room table, and the majesty of the Eastlake-style adult bedroom suite. From the moment visitors step on the garden grounds or the wrap around porch, the walls of the Bayless-Selby House museum begin their story.
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317 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201-6062
+1 940-349-2865
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like classy and classic old homes, check this out. Beautifully preserved old Victorian mansion with many interesting furnishings and exhibits. I especially appreciated the very knowledgeable and friendly volunteer tour guides. Very close by the grand old courthouse, so plan on seeing both...More

Thank rlwilcox2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum allows visitors to step back in time to learn more about what life was like for Victorians. During the tour, visitors also get a good dose of Denton history. I would also recommend visiting the Quakertown house next door as well as the...More

1  Thank Jess_T_Hogue
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The Bayless-Selby House was moved to it's present location to preserve its architectural significance in the this area. The Denton Master Gardeners surrounded it with lovely plants typical of the time. The area has now grown to include other historical homes within walking distance of...More

Thank 846darlab
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Was greeted by a lovely tour guide named, Paul! Really enjoyed this and hasn't idea people used their hair to make jewelry and decorative wreaths! Paul had many wonderful stories to tell. We especially enjoyed the Quaker home and the African Americans that were impacted...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Toured this home last year during the Denton Birthday celebration. Beautiful furnishings. Loved learning the history.

Thank Loretta V
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The Bayless-Selby house is the largest structure in the Denton Historical park. this park has several old structures as well as a Log Cabin that was move in in 2016. It is a great place to visit.

Thank jtaylor924
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Victorian house in Denton's Historical Park. Charming interior takes you back in Time. Very knowledgable docent.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I was welcomed by 2 eager tour guides who told me interesting facts about the home and the previous owners, also answering any questions I had. They were very welcoming, even allowing me to try out the square piano (which alas, was very out of...More

2  Thank Leslie1957
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We visited the Bayless-Selby House Museum the weekend before Halloween. The Denton County Office of History and Culture put on a cute Halloween-themed walk through. It was a neat visit.

Thank TravelingRazorback
Reviewed 12 September 2015

This is a wonderful historical home, with beautiful antiques and docents who do a great job showing you around. Then, afterward, you can go to the Greenhouse restaurant and experience some more of the family's history!

1  Thank mandolynn13
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