Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Mesquite: Mesquite Meander

May 17, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Mesquite, TX…Historic Mesquite, Inc. and the Mesquite Community Theater are presenting the third Mesquite Meander, Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, again at Mesquite Cemetery.  Actors will be portraying nine characters on six stops.  While docents will lead visitors to each stop, as it has been in the past, the guides will share more information from early newspaper clippings. The docents will start groups in 10-minute intervals for a total of 13 tours per night, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.  Each tour is held to no more than 16 people.

Tickets will go on sale March 15 and will remain the same price - $8 for adults 18 and up; $6 for students 12 to 17 years old and $4 for children, 8 to 11.  The event is not age-appropriate for those under 7.  Tickets may be purchased by credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover) by calling the Historic Mesquite office at (972) 216-6468.  If mail order is preferred, please call the office to confirm a date and time before submitting a check, made out to the organization at PO Box 850137, Mesquite, TX  75185-0137.

All ticket sales are final and no rain dates will be scheduled.  The cast and crew will make every attempt to perform the entire tour should the threat of rain arise (weather will be closely monitored).  Ticket holders should plan to arrive at least five minutes before the tour is scheduled to start in order to form a line. Comfortable shoes are a must as the ground can be uneven at certain points.

Mesquite Cemetery, the resting place of many of the city’s pioneers, is located at 400 Holley Park Dr., just south of downtown.    Although it was in use before the town was officially platted, the site was deeded for cemetery use in 1892.  It received its historical designation in 2001.  The performance is also dedicated to the memory of historian Virginia Lewis Chase.


  • 400 Holley Park Dr
  • Mesquite, Texas
  • 75149



  • $8 Adult, $6 Student 12-17, $4 Child 8-11

    Tours are inappropriate for smaller children

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