Heritage Farmstead Museum
Take your family to The Heritage Farmstead, an 18th century farmhouse and grounds in the heart of Plano. You can have a birthday party or just enjoy some time outdoors with friends on this 4+ acre complex that was preserved nicely by its original owner!
The 4.5 acre complex has been preserved nicely so you can really get into this period of history; it’s a great visit whether you’re a local resident or just in town to visit. There is a house (Young House) that visitors can walk through to view replicas of life during the era. This includes clothing items, baths and even dishes.
A favorite for many visitors is the one-room schoolhouse. You can take a look inside and even sit at one of the desks to see just what students experienced during those times.
The Museum also has 10,000 objects and archival materials in their Collection. Among these are furnishing and domestic accessories including an early telephone and various irons from the 1800’s to the early 1900’s. You’ll get to see a variety of Victorian era costumes and textiles.
Those who really enjoy taking a step back in time will enjoy the tools on display. They include curing tools, tools and equipment for potting, farming tools and equipment and even livestock management tools. You can even learn more about the trade and tools of a blacksmith shop in the working blacksmith’s shed.
The Museum also features a library where you can find a wide variety of information about the history of Plano, as well as the Native and Texas Americans in the region and the Blackland Prairie life. Of course, you can also find a wide variety of other subjects and children’s books.
In addition to visiting the Heritage Farm Museum, you can also rent space for an event. They are ideal for weddings, corporate meetings, parties, team building, reunions, etc. And for the parents reading this – they offer one-of-a-kind birthday party experiences for kids. You can take a self-tour of the space any time the Museum is open. Otherwise you can schedule a guided tour.
As of this publish date, the normal hours for the Museum are Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 2pm. Tickets can be bought online directly from their website. It’s only $5 a person and free for children 2 and under. Sometimes wagon rides are available for a small cost and you can feed the chickens (with available chicken feed) for just a buck. Wagons and strollers are welcome, as well as picnic lunches.