Spend the Day at the Heritage Farmstead Museum

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Step back in time at the Heritage Farmstead Museum. Nestled in nearby Plano, this fascinating destination is a “premier living history site interpreting the Texas Blackland Prairie region.” It features old structures, antiques, and more. Here is some of what you can discover at this museum near our Dallas high-rise apartments

Exhibits 

The museum features enclosed and open-air exhibits that offer a glimpse into another time and place. Several of the displays change annually, so there’s always something new to discover. One of the permanent displays includes the Farrell-Wilson House Outbuildings. The home has stood since 1891. Most of the outbuildings date between the 1890s and early 1900s. They were the result of a farmer’s hard work and that of his family. 

Young House 

Constructed by one of Plano’s first settler families, the Young House was the home of the Sam Young family. They moved to Texas from Illinois in the 1840s. While the home is basic by today’s standards, it is considered grand for its time and place. Gladys Young, the home’s last resident, lived her entire 94 years here without indoor plumbing. Electricity was added in 1998, a few years before Gladys passed away. 

Become a Volunteer 

The museum is always looking for friendly volunteers who enjoy education, farm life, and the great outdoors. One of the opportunities includes working as a docent/public tour guide. These volunteers offer tours of the Farrell-Wilson House and grounds. They meet people from around the world and enjoy sharing the home’s history and more. 

After spending a fun-filled day at the Heritage Farmstead Museum, enjoy some street tacos at a nearby Dallas restaurant. When you would like to call One Dallas Center home, please contact us. Our team will schedule a personalized showing where you can discover our Downtown Dallas luxury apartments firsthand. 

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