Heritage Farmstead Museum

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Heritage Farmstead Museum
Description:Living history museum. The original property & buildings of a working farm from the late 1800s in the Texas Blackland Prairie region. Many events include homeschool days, scout programs with a special patch, seasonal festivals, and "Fun at the Farm Fridays"--where a docent reads a book to children(on the front porch of the farmhouse or in the old pole barn!)and then leads some crafts & activities related to the book's theme and the time-period of the farmstead. Wagon rides behind a mule team are also popular. For adults & families, docents in period dress lead tours of the property and large Victorian farmhouse--the house interior is changed every 3 months with a different historical theme: harvest time, mourning, quarentine, Christmas, etc. so visitors can see how a family lived in 1900. Children can do farm chores and have a class in the one-room schoolhouse--they can even ring the school bell! Bring a lunch and eat it under the trees at the farm after your busy farm day. See a working blacksmith shop. A Master Blacksmith teaches adults & teens the art of blacksmithing without modern tools (as a separate series of classes with a separate fee).
A D D R E S S
Address 1:1900 West 15th Street
Address 2:
City:Plano
State/Province:TX
Zip Code:75075
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Tuesday - Sunday: Grounds open from: 10:00 am till 4:30 pm Closed Mondays.

Docent Guided Tours: Tuesday - Sunday: Tour at 1:30 p.m. or by appointment for groups. (Includes tours of the Farrell-Wilson House, Outbuildings, and Grounds)
Admission:Fun at the Farm Fridays: $5/child, $3/adult
Different prices for different events - see website.
Telephone:(972) 881-0140
Website:http://www.heritagefarmstead.org
R E V I E W S
AKA, Co-op Member
We went to a homeschool day here and found it to be fun, educational, and well-run. People in period dress gave presentations on late-1800s life. There was a lesson in a one-room schoolhouse and a tour of the main house on the property. The docents were good with the kids. The property is small for those of us with kids who want to run around; mine were ready to go after only two hours. Still, it was a good field trip.
D. Aasen, Co-op Member
Went to the homeschool event that they had...It was great...all kids there were interested and enjoying all the exhibits...My daughter learned so much about making bisciuts...very hands enviroment.
C. Stewart, Co-op Member
We went to the homeschool day. Not a huge location, but nice-sized. Lots of hands-on activities for the kids. Parking is limited. Will go again.
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