Events & Tours

  • November 12, 2017 – Thistle Hill will be closed for a private event.  
  • November 16, 2017 – Thistle Hill will only have one tour – at 11:00 am.
  • We will not have house tours at Thistle Hill from February 18 – February 25, 2018 due to the Needlepoint Love Story Exhibit which will be held February 22 – 25, 2018.

House Museum Tours

Historic Fort Worth offers tours of its stately cattle baron mansions, Thistle Hill (1509 Pennsylvania Avenue) and the Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House (1110 Penn Street), on the following days:

Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday: 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 & 2:00
Sundays: 1:00, 2:00, & 3:00

Tours begin on the hour.

Admission includes a tour of both properties:
$20.00 Adults
$10.00 Children, 12 years of age and under
Group rates available for 20 or more. Groups by appointment only.

Flashlight Tours

Beginning October 15, Thistle Hill begins its Flashlight Tours.  Become one of the few to venture beyond the standard tour.  Join us as we explore the basement, third floor and carriage house.  See how the family and staff really lived.  Peek into the nooks and crannies of the house.  Listen to the sounds the house makes and hear some of the stories only the staff can tell…
Some may even keep you up at night!

Sundays only, or by appointment.  Call for pricing.
817-332-5875

 Membership Tours

Historic Fort Worth organizes three exclusive tours for its members each year free of charge. These tours are a unique opportunity to explore historic sites in Fort Worth that are not typically open to the public. Past tours include Heritage Park Plaza, Sinclair Station, the Forest Park Tower, Fire Station No. 18, Martin Sprocket & Gear, Fairview (the Bryce House), and many more. Non-members may attend for a fee.

Our Next Membership Tour:

Tour the Talbott-Wall House that was relocated to 1102 Samuels Avenue.  For more information Click Here

 

Previous Tour Photos:

Fire Station 18 Memorial Tour 08/26/2015

ArchiTours

ArchiTours are day-long excursions by motorcoach to nearby cities and towns to explore the wealth of architectural and cultural heritage in our region. In 2014, tour participants visited Lindsay and Gainesville, Texas to tour the beautifully-restored St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church and Gainesville’s charming historic district. The 2015 tour featured Ennis’ railroad history and Waxahachie’s Gingerbread Trail. Stay tuned for details about upcoming tours.

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