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Museums and Historic Sites in Collin County

Allen, Celina, Frisco, Lucas, McKinney, Plano, and Prosper


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Do you love to dig up history or tour a modern museum? We've listed the places that you'll want to visit within Collin County. We've not listed every historical building and landmark in Collin County, but we have listed the ones that are routinely open to the public.

These locations are often open on only select hours, so be sure to visit their websites for details.

Allen


Allen Heritage Center
A restored train depot open select days.
100 E Main St, Allen

Allen Heritage Village
The village is open on select days and available for rentals.
352 St Mary Dr, Allen

Allen Old Stone Dam
The easiest way to access this 1874 stone dam is by parking in the back of the parking lot of this office building and following the short path on a beautiful shaded trail.
381 E Exchange Pkwy, Allen


Frisco


Frisco Heritage Center
Welcome to the Frisco Heritage Center, a historical park where you can visit the Frisco Heritage Museum, historic buildings, a steam locomotive, a wooden caboose, and more. Exhibits invite visitors to explore the rich history of the area, chronicling the community's rise from a stop along the Shawnee Trail to the development of the city of Frisco, Texas. Schedule your visit for the Third Sunday for their open house event to tour the buildings and enjoy family activities.
6455 Paige Street, Frisco

Hall Park Texas Sculpture Garden and Gallery
This private collection has three specific areas: an interior gallery, four-acre contemporary Texas sculpture said to be the largest private collection of contemporary Texas sculpture ever assembled, and 150 pieces of art located outdoors throughout Hall Park.
6801 Gaylord Pkwy #100, Frisco

Museum of the American Railroad
The museum began its relocation from Dallas' Fair Park to Frisco in 2012. While the rolling stock here is available for viewing by scheduled tours only, the adjacent Frisco Heritage Museum also has a steam locomotive and caboose parked on the track. (See our calendar of events for tours or click on the link above.)
6455 Paige Street, Frisco

National Soccer Hall of Fame
State-of-the-art technology allows visitors to customize their experience at this nearly 20,000 square foot facility. Try out the virtual reality experience that puts you on the pitch on game day and test your trivia knowledge of soccer before stopping in the Soccer 90 store. Located on the south end of Toyota Stadium.
9200 World Cup Way, Frisco

National Videogame Museum
Visitors can learn about, play and experience games through 18 stages full of history and rare artifacts. Over 50 consoles are on display in addition to an 80's arcade full of cult-favorite games such as Pac-Man, Space Invader and Mortal Kombat. And this isn't just a "look, but don't touch" museum...you can play about 80 games while you're there! (About forty are included with admission, the remainder in the arcade are a quarter.)
8004 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco (Located inside Frisco Discovery Ceter)

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The exhibit features G-scale model trains on a 2,500 sq. ft. layout. A light show takes the layout from twilight to sunrise approximately every 10 minutes.
8004 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco (Located inside Frisco Discovery Ceter)


McKinney


Chestnut Square Historic Village
Depicting Collin County life from 1850-1940 through a collection of buildings and artifacts. Open select days for tours and special events.
315 S Chestnut St, McKinney

Collin County Farm Museum
With a focus on Collin County's rural heritage from the earliest settlement through the 1960s, the museum includes an 8,000-square foot building of artifacts and exhibits as well as outbuildings including the Blacksmith Shop, the Granary and the Confinement house. Open select days.
300 E Virginia St, McKinney

Collin County History Museum
An archival museum with historical artifacts, photographs, documents, diaries, manuscripts, historical maps, archival newspapers, and land records. Open Thursday-Saturday.
300 E Virginia St, McKinney

Historic Square McKinney
Well-preserved history with modern amenities, shopping, dining and events. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour including a stop at the Historic Collin County Courthouse, which currently serves as the McKinney Performing Arts Center and houses public restrooms in the basement. Don't miss the trolley tours which begin at Chestnut Square.
111 N Tennessee St, McKinney


Plano


Heritage Farmstead Museum, Plano
A living history site interpreting the Texas Blackland Prairie region in North Texas 1890-1920. Open Tuesday thru Sunday.
1900 W 15th St, Plano

Historic Downtown Plano
Urban living, performing arts, galleries, event venues, plus unique shops and restaurants in a historic setting. Special events are ongoing.
1037 E 15th St, Plano

Interurban Railway Museum
Featuring interactive exhibits on electricity, science, and Plano's history. Also offers guided tours through historic Car 360! Free.
901 E 15th St, Plano

North Texas Masonic Historical Museum and Library
Dedicated to the preservation of Masonic History in North Texas.
1414 J Ave, Plano


Wylie


Downtown Wylie
Shops, century-old buildings, Olde City Park and special events make this a fun destination back in time.
101 S Ballard Ave, Wylie


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