Get to know the farming history near Plano homes by visiting the Heritage Farmstead Museum. Guests can explore the 4.5 acres to gain a better understanding of what it was like to live on the Blackland Prairie. Take a look at furnishings and other domestic items collected from several prominent Plano families from the Victorian era. Also see a variety of tools used on farms and by craftsmen as well as Victorian era textiles and costumes. The site also includes the Young House, several other buildings, and a library with tons of information about what it has been like to live in Plano and the surrounding Texas region.
People who Live in Plano Enjoy Demonstrations and Special Events
The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. General admission is $3 per person with children aged 2 and under being free. This price includes the opportunity to explore the grounds at your own pace and does not include access to the Farrell-Wilson house or any of the buildings. Choose for a more full experience and opt for a docent guided tour that goes through the Farrell-Wilson house, the grounds, and the outbuildings. These occur Tuesday through Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The price is $7 for adults, $5 for students and children, and free for children 4 and under. The cost for adults and students also includes the price of general admission. Be sure to stop in for a little shopping at the Visitor Orientation Center. There are books, historic reproductions, and handmade gifts available.
The Heritage Farmstead Museum offers so much more than just coming for a tour. Watch the events calendar for special programs all year long. There is something special many holidays such as Easter and St. Patrick’s Day as well as concerts, demonstrations, picnics, and special themed activities for children. Youngsters also enjoy coming for summer camps and scout, preschool, grade school, and senior programs. Teachers have access to a variety of resources and preteens and teens can be active in the Junior Historian Program. View more details about all of these programs and plan a visit to Heritage Farmstead Museum.