Texas Lakes Trail Region

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

Fort Worth: The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House

The McFarland House was constructed on a bluff in the Quality Hill neighborhood several miles away from downtown’s often-uncivilized activities.  With its five chimneys, hand-carved sandstone, wrap-around porch decked in Georgian marble, and stained glass windows, McFarland House dazzles against the Texas sky. Originally built for a Galveston family, it was purchased by cattleman William Eddleman, whose daughter, Carrie McFarland, lived in the home primarily on her own for 75 years. Exhibiting all of the traits of Texas women of privilege, she was the president of the elite women's group, The Assembly, a member of the Junior League, helped to establish the Fort Worth Day Nursery, served as a Red Cross volunteer in both world wars, played poker and adored the Dallas Cowboys.

The McFarland House remains in pristine condition, with impressive decor including white mahogany, intricate chandeliers, Victorian color schemes, and elaborate woodwork. The home hosts dozens of events annually such as weddings, reunions, corporate gatherings, and anniversary parties.


  • 1110 Penn Street
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • 76102


Hours & Fees

  • Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

  • Adult: $20, Children (Ages 12 and younger): $10