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Fort Worth Historic Sites


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Visitors to Fort Worth will discover some of the most intriguing historical sites in the nation within the "City of Cowboys and Culture." In downtown, take a walk along the Heritage Trails, a series of twenty-two bronze sidewalk markers, concentrated on Main Street from Heritage Park to the Fort Worth Water Gardens, that tell the story of Fort Worth's history, people, places and events.

In the Stockyards National Historic District, see the Livestock Exchange Building. Built in 1902 and known as "The Wall Street of the West," this building was designed to house the many livestock commission companies, Telegraph offices, railroad offices and other support business of Fort Worth's livestock industry in the early 1900s. And don't miss Cowtown Coliseum, home to the world's first indoor rodeo. Construction on this building began in 1907 and was completed in just 88 working days, in time for the grand opening of the Feeders & Breeders Show. Cowtown Coliseum is now home to rodeo events every Friday and Saturday night year-round.

Want to see how the cattle barons lived? Then a visit to Thistle Hill and the Ball-Eddelman-McFarland House might be right up your alley. Thistle Hill, built in 1903, is one of the Southwest's best preserved Georgian Revival Mansions. And the Ball-Eddelman-McFarland House, built in 1899, is Fort Worth's premier example of Queen Anne-style Victorian architecture.

Whether you like your history from 150 years ago or just a couple of decades passed, you'll find endless opportunities celebrating the history of Fort Worth.

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Stockyards Station

  • 130 E. Exchange Avenue
  • Fort Worth, TX 76164
  • Phone: (817) 625-9715
  • Region: Stockyards/Northside
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Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards, Stockyards Station provides an exciting blend of old and new Texas with historic walking tours along the Texas Trail of Fame, The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and more. The Station’s two dozen shops offer wine, cowboy boots, leather goods, jewelry,  MORE >>

Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House

  • 1110 Penn Street
  • Fort Worth, TX 76102
  • Phone: (817) 332-5875
  • Region: Downtown

Built in 1899, Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House is Fort Worth's premier example of Queen Anne-style Victorian architecture. Turrets, gables, copper finials, a slate tile roof and a porch of red sandstone and marble highlight the late-Victorian exterior. The interior includes original ornate oak  MORE >>

Bureau of Engraving and Printing's Western Currency Facility

  • 9000 Blue Mound Road
  • Fort Worth, TX 76131
  • Phone: (817) 231-4000
  • Region: Alliance/TMS

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Western Currency facility, one of only two locations in the U.S. that print money (Washington, D.C. being the other), offers free 45-minute guided tours on weekdays. Stroll along an elevated walkway and actually see money being produced below you. There are  MORE >>

Chisholm Trail Mural

  • Sundance Square
  • Fort Worth, TX 76102
  • Region: Downtown

Downtown's most iconic public art, the Chisholm Trail Mural serves as a reminder of Fort Worth's rich cultural roots. This three-story Richard Haas trompe l’oeil mural spans the 1908 Jett Building’s southern facade in Sundance Square. The 1988 mural commemorates the Fort Worth segment of The  MORE >>

Heritage Trails

  • Downtown Fort Worth
  • Fort Worth, TX 76102
  • Region: Downtown

Take a walk through downtown and discover the people and events that shaped Fort Worth’s rich history. Have your picture taken alongside our sleeping panther and then visit each permanent bronze-plaque detailing a historic event that occurred. Funded by local businesses and foundations, Fort Worth  MORE >>

JFK Tribute

  • General Worth Square
  • 916 Main Street
  • Fort Worth, TX 76102
  • Region: Downtown

General Worth Square is adjacent to the former Hotel Texas – now the Hilton Hotel. The park now occupies the location where John F. Kennedy delivered an unplanned speech to thousands who had waited in the cold rain.

The park is centrally located just north of the Fort Worth Convention  MORE >>

Leonard's Department Store Museum

  • 200 Carroll Street
  • Fort Worth, TX 76107
  • Phone: (817) 336-9111
  • Region: Cultural District

This beloved department store in downtown Fort Worth entertained and charmed generations of shoppers from 1918 through the 1970s. The museum dedicated to its memory displays photographs of the store and its employees, memorabilia like a popcorn machine and store advertisements, and even a piece of  MORE >>

Livestock Exchange Building

  • 131 E Exchange Avenue
  • Fort Worth, TX 76164
  • Phone: (817) 626-2334
  • Region: Stockyards/Northside

Located in the Fort Worth Stockyards, this adobe-style building was constructed in 1902 as a center for cattle traders. It was the central location for all activity in the Stockyards and often referred to as "The Wall Street of the West.” Today, the building houses professional services and the  MORE >>

Log Cabin Village

  • 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane
  • Fort Worth, TX 76109
  • Phone: (817) 392-5881
  • Region: Cultural District

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of 19th-century Texas! Nestled on three acres, Log Cabin Village consists of nine historic structures dating back to the mid-1800s. Texas history comes to life through the authentic log homes and artifacts, blacksmith shop, one-room schoolhouse, smokehouse,  MORE >>

Stockyards Museum

  • 131 E Exchange Avenue
  • Fort Worth, TX 76164
  • Phone: (817) 625-5082
  • Region: Stockyards/Northside

The Stockyards Museum, housed in the historic Livestock Exchange Building, documents the history of the cattle trade and its role in the growth of Fort Worth from a mere stop along the Chisholm Trail to the center of the ranching, cattle-shipping and meatpacking industries. The gift shop carries  MORE >>

Texas Civil War Museum

  • 760 N. Jim Wright Freeway
  • Fort Worth, TX 76108
  • Phone: (817) 246-2323
  • Region: West

The largest Civil War museum west of the Mississippi River features weapons, uniforms, artifacts and civilian clothing from the Civil War. Its 75-seat theater shows videos about Texas's involvement in the Civil War. Don't miss the Judy Richey Victorian Dress Collection, which features more than 200  MORE >>

Texas Trail of Fame

  • Stockyards National Historic District
  • 140 East Exchange Avenue
  • Fort Worth, TX 76164
  • Region: Stockyards/Northside

The Texas Trail of Fame was established to honor those who have made a significant contribution to our Western way of life. Throughout the walkways of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, bronze inlaid markers have been placed in honor of their achievements to inspire and educate  MORE >>

Thistle Hill

  • 1509 Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Fort Worth, TX 76104
  • Phone: (817) 332-5875
  • Region: Near Southside

Located near the hospital district, this Georgian Revival style mansion has been restored to its 1912 condition and is listed on the National Register. The nearly 11,000-square-foot, red brick structure was once the scene of lavish dinners and parties as its owners entertained Fort Worth's powerful  MORE >>

Vintage Flying Museum

  • 505 NW 38TH Street Hangar 33 South
  • Fort Worth, TX 76106
  • Phone: (817) 624-1935
  • Region: Stockyards/Northside

Drive or fly to this museum—it’s in a hangar at the south end of Meacham International Airport—to tour nearly two dozen rare and historic aircraft. Also on display are a dedicated reciprocal and jet engine room, an FAA aviation education resource center, WWII memorabilia and artifacts and a unique  MORE >>

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