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Texas Heritage Trails Program

Grapevine: Settlement to City Museum


Settlement to City Museum

The Settlement to City Museums allows visitors to discover what life was like over 100 years ago for "urban" Texans in a small township. The museum plaza is home to two 19th century pioneer homes and a school house. Although the Keeling House was extant to the site, the other buildings were moved to the site from around the Grape Vine Prairie. They were relocated to the corner of Church Street and Hudgins Street and restored to create this museum area.

 

 


Location

  • 208 W. Hudgins St.
  • Grapevine, Texas
  • 76051

Contact

Hours & Fees

  • Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Call to schedule a tour.

  • Free


Map & Directions

Directly behind the Visitors Center on Main Street


The Donald Schoolhouse, a ca. 1900 school building, offers a lesson on education as it developed on the Grape Vine Prairie – beginning in a log cabin and growing into today’s modern school district. Originally a Home Economics and Agriculture building for the Donald School was originally situated on Denton Creek.  It teaches us about education on the Grape Vine Prairie.

The Keeling House Museum resides in a ca. 1888 historic home and chronicles how Grapevine developed from a pioneer settlement into a world-class city and visitor destination. Inside the museum you will see old time police and fire treasures and other City of Grapevine artifacts. There is also a collection of Mayor William D. Tate’s artifacts. Inside The Keeling House Museum, guests will discover a working 1881 Chandler and Price Press (the GrapeVine LetterPress Lab). The Keeling House Museum is home to the Settlement to City collection. This exhibit was created for Grapevine’s centennial and highlights the city’s growth from prairie settlement to city. 

The Grapevine Cotton Ginner's Museum, inside a ca. 1910 house, chronicles the era when cotton was king and three gins in town prepared Grapevine’s crop to touch the world. This museum features hands on activities including the route for Texas Prairie cotton. This wonderful museum can be reserved for private functions and conferences.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please call 817-410-3185.

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