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Address: 201 S College St, Waxahachie, TX 75165-3711
Phone Number:
+1 972-937-0681
Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Museum that displays a beautiful collection of silk and ivory fans, ivory...

Museum that displays a beautiful collection of silk and ivory fans, ivory pitchers, and other items from various time periods.

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Small museum

This museum may be small but very informative of the history of the county and the Waxahachie area. It was a self guided tour the day we were there because it was lunch time and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
TXgrandma1108
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This museum may be small but very informative of the history of the county and the Waxahachie area. It was a self guided tour the day we were there because it was lunch time and the guide had gone to eat. The volunteer we did speak with was very helpful! She gave us maps of walking tours of downtown and... More 

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Thank TXgrandma1108
Waxahachie, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This museum is quaint,and probably a matter of your interest would make it more injoyable. It is a great place to give your kids history lessons about cotton, civil war, economy, Texas history, military weaponry, textiles and more. It is not real big so small children would not tire and the cost is just a donation. Can anyone say field... More 

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Thank 218deborahg
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

This tiny museum has loads of information about the early days of Texas and Ellis County. Lots of details about Quannah Parker. We enjoyed this little gem a LOT.

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Thank DTPegasus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The museum is very small but has some interesting exhibits about the town and how it grew during the cotton boom. Great that the museum is free to enter. There were some good books to purchase there too although the postcards were rather old fashioned.

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Thank Alison W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

If you want to learn about this area, you will be filled with a lot of history. It's free, donations accepted.

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Thank doubleottranch
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We were very impressed with this museum. It was very cool to see some of the history Waxahachie has to offer. I would recommend it for an afternoon activity!

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Thank Taykin2016
Waxahachie, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

The volunteers are so warm and friendly and so helpful. There is so much history and it is excellently displayed in this museum.

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Thank Miotts
Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Reviwed by my wife: The contents of this museum are stunning. The ladies' outfits took her breath away because of how detailed the work was on each ensemble; then to think the women had to wear all that clothing...in the Texas heat. Plenty of equipment for the gents to view, too.

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Thank R and L B
Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

A very nice place to wile away an hour. It's right on the town square in a lovely historic building surrounded by lovely restaurants, shops and the typically-beautiful courthouse (doesn't every Texas town have a beautiful courthouse?) Learn about the history of the area, see some interesting displays (one that shows different turn of the century collars from a department... More 

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Thank Travelswithmutts
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

This is a great starting point for any walking tour of historic downtown Waxahachie. A lot of informational material and maps are available inside. Also, the displays are great. Definitely spend some time looking around. I particularly liked the Civil War and WW2 items.

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