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The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House

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frozen in time

The very best type of home history museum. This is included with Thistle Hill and really just a... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
scott r
Silver Spring, Maryland
We enjoyed both house tours

We did this along with the Thistle House in the same day. All of the guides were very nice and... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Detroit, Michigan
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16 Jun 2018
“frozen in time”
11 Nov 2017
“We enjoyed both house tours”
McFarland House was Fort Worth's second property to be designated a City of Fort Worth Landmark (1980). Known as the region's most intact Queen Anne residence, the elegant Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House was built high on a bluff overlooking the...more
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1110 Penn St, Fort Worth, TX 76102-3417
+1 817-336-2344
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

The very best type of home history museum. This is included with Thistle Hill and really just a short drive away; you should do both. I was lucky with a solo tour - and the guide was pleased to spend as much time as we...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank scott r
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We did this along with the Thistle House in the same day. All of the guides were very nice and answered any of the questions you had. Some people have complained that their tours were short, but ours went over an house because we had...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This home has never been restored, everything inside is all original including the furniture. A lot of history and definitely a must see if you enjoy touring old homes. Oyr tour guide, Judy, was so sweet and so knowledgeable.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

This home is beautiful, but it hasn't been restored, most of the original furniture is missing or owned by someone who inherited it, and you can't see anything above the first floor because it's used as business offices (ie no bedrooms on this tour). This...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Newlywed952010
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Was sightseen in Fort Worth when I came across this beautiful house. Noticed a historical marker I looked it up and quite a wonderful part of Fort Worth history.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Gustavo C
Reviewed 13 January 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed visiting the McFarland House. It's a lovely old home, maintained beautifully, and decorated authentically. The tour guide was very informative. He really loved the house and it showed. The tour was about 35-45 minutes. At the time of this...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank Kublakate
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Only three owners of this home, with two being in the same family. One owner lived here for 75 years and kept the house in pristine condition. The tour is not long, and you don't get to go upstairs. It is worth seeing this beautiful...More

Date of experience: July 2013
3  Thank mbg2020
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Your ticket to this tour gets you a tour of Thistle Hill too. This was my favorite of the 2 tours offered by Historic Fort Worth. The house was left very much like it was when it was in use. The guide also explained a...More

Date of experience: June 2013
2  Thank mrjanto
Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

The Ball-Eddleman-McFarlland house is extraordinary in every way. Unfortunately you only get to tour the bottom floor ,would've loved to see the other floors but they 're being used for their offices. Our guide was very informative and truely loved the house. For the $15...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank piepoot
Reviewed 2 May 2012

I drove out to see this 1899 example of Queen Anne-style house (turrets, gables, copper finials, wrap around porch etc.) and was delighted with the outside design. It took you to another place and time. However I was disappointed in the fact that it was...More

Date of experience: April 2012
5  Thank DrMarc9491
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