The Historical Park is excited to now offer tours by appointment! Tours will take place at 10 a.m. on select days in December. Tour reservations need to be made at least 24 hours in advance and the cost is $3 per person. In order to follow the social distancing and capacity guidelines, at this time, only four structures will be toured and the maximum number of tour participants will be no more than five people per group. Historical Park staff and all guests must wear masks while touring the buildings and park grounds.
Cancelled: Dickens of a Christmas, Exhibit Tours - By Appointment Only
See a literary classic come to life with the holiday exhibit, A Christmas Carol: A Celebration of Christmas Past. Join Ebenezer Scrooge on his journey visiting the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Don't be a humbug, come to a Christmas tour! Family Friendly
Tour reservations need to be made at least 24 hours in advance and the cost is FREE. In order to follow the social distancing and capacity guidelines, at this time, only one structure will be toured and the maximum number of tour participants will be no more than ten people per group. Historical Park staff and all guests must wear masks while touring and walking the park grounds.
You are welcome to come and explore the gardens, trails, and exteriors of our historic structures any time during our hours of operation.
Our informational brochure available at the Museum Store or download one.
School Field Trips
Experience NEW hands-on, interactive school tours at the Farmers Branch Historical Park with your students!
Structures and activities include:
A historic lesson in the 1910 one-room school house
Tour an 1840s log cabin homestead, card cotton, and participate in a hands-on demonstration in the blacksmith shed
Homestead garden instruction by the Dallas County Master Gardeners
Explore frontier medicine and our mock-archeology dig at the 1856 Gilbert House
A scavenger hunt in the 1927 General Store
Learn morse code at the original 1877 Farmers Branch Depot and Caboose
Discovering stereoscopes, thaumatropes, praxinoscopes, and more in the 1885 Queen Anne Victorian Cottage
Vintage toys and games at lunch
Register for grade level appropriate field trips now!
Carrollton/Farmers Branch ISD and schools within Farmers Branch city limits can begin registering on August 1, and all other schools can begin registration on August 8. Tours include take home goodies for students and teachers, are themed with custom options available, and led by trained docents in period costumes. Teachers can choose which buildings to tour, to lunch in the park and/or to visit the museum store.
All tours are $3 per child.
Teachers and chaperones are FREE!
Interested in a Field Trip?
Please fill out our School Field Trip form, and a member from the Historical Park team will get back with you!