McKinney has preserved a number of structures which comprise historic Chestnut Square Village. Taking your family on a guided tour would make for an interesting history lesson!
A turn of the century... more
The old courthouse was the first permanent building on the square downtown. This original gothic style building was built in 1876 and stones were quarried three miles from town for the construction.... more
Towne Lake Park doesn't measure up to Central Park or Stanley Park, but it's still a nice place for jogging, walking, fishing, picnics, paddle boating, etc.... There are also horseshoe throwing pits,... more
Righteous little venue right off the square here in McKinney, TX. Open mike jam sessions(Weds and Thurs) are off the hook and the local talent is genuinely gifted. Jimmy Vaghn (Stevie Rays older... more
Near the town square, but off by a block or so Lone Star Wine Cellars offers a tasting room designed to blend nicely into the historic buildings and friendly atmosphere of McKinney. They feature four... more
The Heard-Craig House is a restored historic home built in 1900 that is located very close to the Old Town Square in McKinney. During the time after it was built, it was the home to business, art and... more
James Webb Throckmorton was the 11th governor of Texas and a Congressman. He was also one of the first to practice law in McKinney. This marble statue was erected there by the local Chapter of the... more
This was built in 1869 and stands quite regal on the downtown square. It almost looks out of place with the other historic buildings there. The bank has gone but there is a very good antique store... more
If you like wandering through history, McKinney's Pecan Grove Cemetery is the last resting place of not only some of its Civil War veterans, but the Texas Revolution and Mexican War, as well. It's one... more
Chestnut Square is a historical park which displays a collection of seven historic buildings and houses which date back to the 1850's. There is a 1900’s store as well as the oldest house in McKinney.... more
The old Collin County Post Office was built in 1911 and now houses a museum. The museum focuses on postal history as well as McKinney history. Admission is $2. Hours: 11am - 4 pm Tues, Thurs, Fri,... more
This house was built for Mrs Joseph Dulaney in 1916. There is collection of furnishings and artefacts along with vintage clothing dating from the 1860’s. It was designed in the prairie style with 2... more
We were happily surprised at the high quality of local art on display at McKinney's Garret Art Gallery. Most of the pieces featured scenes from the Southwest; a number highlighted Texas' colorful... more
McKinney is in Collin County, just 20 miles north of Dallas. The first settlers to this area came from Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas in and around 1841. At that time the county was named Buckner......