A. W. Perry Homestead Museum

A. W. Perry Homestead Museum Historic home built in 1909, located in a beautiful 10 acre park. Available for group tours, drop-in visits, photography, grounds rentals and special events. Operated by City of Carrollton Parks and Recreation.
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Drop in visitor hours are Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday – Tours available at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. (and by appointment) To make an appointment for a school tour, click here: http://www.cityofcarrollton.com/departments/departments-g-p/parks-recreation/museum-a-w-perry-homestead-museum/museum-school-tour To make an appointment for a group tour, click here: http://www.cityofcarrollton.com/departments/departments-g-p/parks-recreation/museum-a-w-perry-homestead-museum/museum-group-tour

12/23/2019

Please note that the museum will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. We will reopen on December 26th, tours at 11am and 1pm.

Have you ever wondered how the Christmas Stocking became an annual tradition?Well come by the museum between 10am and 2p...
12/11/2019

Have you ever wondered how the Christmas Stocking became an annual tradition?

Well come by the museum between 10am and 2pm this Saturday for our Christmas Tours to find out and learn about a few other Christmas traditions.

12/06/2019

It's going to be a beautiful night. Make sure to join us for Old Fashioned Christmas tonight starting at 6pm. Start celebrating Christmas by visiting Santa, making an ornament, and much more.

12/04/2019

Old Fashioned Christmas is this Friday from 6 to 8:30. We could use a few more volunteers to hand out cookies, help with crafts, and more. Please direct message us if you're interested.

A big thank you to the Carrollton Women's Club for stopping by yesterday to decorate our museum for the holidays. Come b...
11/14/2019

A big thank you to the Carrollton Women's Club for stopping by yesterday to decorate our museum for the holidays. Come by to check it out for yourself at Old Fashioned Christmas or during museum hours until the end of the year.

A. W. Perry Homestead Museum's cover photo
11/11/2019

A. W. Perry Homestead Museum's cover photo

We are so excited to be a part of the DFW Archives Bazaar this year. Make sure you come check us out Saturday from 1pm t...
10/31/2019

We are so excited to be a part of the DFW Archives Bazaar this year. Make sure you come check us out Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.

We are excited to have the A. W. Perry Homestead Museum as a new participant in this year's DFW Archives Bazaar!

The A.W. Perry Homestead Museum, operated by the Carrollton, TX - City Government, offers a glimpse of life as it was in north central Texas at the turn of the 20th Century. A.W. and Sarah Perry were pioneer homesteaders of the Peters Colony who came to Carrollton in 1844. The Museum preserves significant artifacts and memorabilia representative of pioneer home life and community development in the Carrollton area during the period from 1890 to 1910.

Talk with them about the work they do at the 2019 DFW Archives Bazaar on November 2, from 1-5pm at Greater Denton Arts Council Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, TX.

10/30/2019

Photos with Santa is coming up on November 16. Register for it now at the Crosby or Rosemeade Recreation Center so you can have your photo with Santa.

10/26/2019

Tonight is the last night for Spooky Tours. Check out how we spookified the museum and hear some crazy stories. Spooky Tours runs 5-7 pm and tours start every 30 minutes.

Thank to everyone who came out to the third annual Perry Pumpkin Patch last weekend. Check out some great pictures of th...
10/25/2019

Thank to everyone who came out to the third annual Perry Pumpkin Patch last weekend. Check out some great pictures of the event.

Thanks to everyone who attended the 3rd annual Perry Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, October 19. The event was a huge hit, with over 2,000 people in attendance. Boxed and canned donations were also collected for Metrocrest Services, with double the amount being collected from last year.

10/24/2019

Spooky Tours start tonight at 5 pm! Tours start every half hour and end at 7. Learn about true spooky tales and grab some candy.

10/23/2019

Spooky Tours start tomorrow night! Join us as we tell spooky tales from history. Spooky tours are from 5-7pm October 24-26th. We encourage everyone to visit us in costume. You may even get some candy for stopping by.

Spooky Tours do talk about real life death and murder, nothing is too gruesome but we do recommend it for ages 7 & up.

10/18/2019

As a part of the pumpkin patch tomorrow we are collecting canned goods for Metrocrest Services from 10 to 2. Please donate what you CAN.

Don't forget to join us for Spooky Tours October 24-26, 5-7pm. Visit the museum for special free tours to learn about re...
10/16/2019

Don't forget to join us for Spooky Tours October 24-26, 5-7pm. Visit the museum for special free tours to learn about real spooky tales from years past.

10/15/2019

We are very excited for the Perry Pumpkin Patch this weekend. So excited in fact that we still need a few volunteers. If you're interested in helping out please give the museum a call at 972-466-6382.

Don't forget to check out our photography exhibit. It will only be here until Saturday.
10/09/2019

Don't forget to check out our photography exhibit. It will only be here until Saturday.

Not how you want to be greeted when arriving at work. #dollinthehall
10/08/2019

Not how you want to be greeted when arriving at work. #dollinthehall

This morning our staff arrived to find one of our dolls had moved from the children's bedroom to the staircase. #dollint...
10/04/2019

This morning our staff arrived to find one of our dolls had moved from the children's bedroom to the staircase. #dollinthehall

A. W. Perry Homestead Museum's cover photo
09/25/2019

A. W. Perry Homestead Museum's cover photo

This morning we planted some new items in our garden boxes!
09/24/2019

This morning we planted some new items in our garden boxes!

Today marks 82 years since J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit was first published. The publishing company, George Allen & Unwin...
09/21/2019

Today marks 82 years since J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit was first published. The publishing company, George Allen & Unwin Ltd. of London, only made 1,500 copies of the first edition. Due to enthusiastic reviews all of the copies were sold out by December.

Don't forget to come by this month to check out our special exhibit on early photography.
09/06/2019

Don't forget to come by this month to check out our special exhibit on early photography.

Our staff has been hard at work developing a special exhibit. Starting today stop by the museum to check out "Through th...
08/27/2019

Our staff has been hard at work developing a special exhibit. Starting today stop by the museum to check out "Through the Lens: An Early History of Photography". Learn all about the different types of photos during the early days of photography.

Earlier this week students from Homestead Elementary had a wonderful time experiencing history through our History Myste...
08/23/2019

Earlier this week students from Homestead Elementary had a wonderful time experiencing history through our History Mystery Traveling Trunk.

On this day in 1888 William Seward Burroughs was awarded patents for an adding machine. Burroughs wished to make an addi...
08/21/2019

On this day in 1888 William Seward Burroughs was awarded patents for an adding machine. Burroughs wished to make an adding machine after several years working in a bank where he spent many hours reviewing ledgers for mathematical errors. Soon adding machines became standards in the banking industry.

Back in 1858 the first official communication happened today on the transatlantic telegraph cable. It was a message from...
08/16/2019

Back in 1858 the first official communication happened today on the transatlantic telegraph cable. It was a message from Queen Victoria to President James Buchanan and then the President sent a message back. It cut down communication from Britain to the USA from a minimum of ten days to mere minutes. Our picture is a map of the first transatlantic telegraph line.

Carrollton residents can now register for Photos with Santa at the Perry Museum. Spots will fill up. Non-resident regist...
08/07/2019
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Carrollton residents can now register for Photos with Santa at the Perry Museum. Spots will fill up. Non-resident registration opens on August 19.

Santa Claus is coming to the Perry Homestead and he wants to meet you! Have your photo taken with Santa by our photographer. There will also be hands-on activities and crafts for the whole family.

Happy Birthday Satchmo! Jazz legend Louis Armstrong was born on this day in 1901 in New Orleans. Crazy good on the trump...
08/04/2019

Happy Birthday Satchmo! Jazz legend Louis Armstrong was born on this day in 1901 in New Orleans. Crazy good on the trumpet Louis also was a fantastic vocalist. He is one of the ones that made scat singing, vocal improvisation, popular.

We at the Perry Homestead are already excited for our Fall events. In order to have successful events such as our Perry ...
07/30/2019
Perry Pumpkin Patch

We at the Perry Homestead are already excited for our Fall events. In order to have successful events such as our Perry Pumpkin Patch we need awesome volunteers to make it happen. If you're interested in helping out at the Perry Pumpkin Patch this October check out the link to sign up as a volunteer.

The Perry Pumpkin Patch is an annual community event at the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum.

On this day 50 years ago we landed the first people on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent about 21 hours on ...
07/20/2019

On this day 50 years ago we landed the first people on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent about 21 hours on the lunar surface until they rejoined their pilot, Michael Collins in the command module.

Celebrate Parks and Rec month at the museum tomorrow July 16th by taking a tour at 11am or 1pm. Also visit the museum on...
07/15/2019
Carrollton Texas Parks & Recreation

Celebrate Parks and Rec month at the museum tomorrow July 16th by taking a tour at 11am or 1pm. Also visit the museum on July 20 to learn about Vintage Base Ball.

GAME ON! July is almost here! Celebrate Parks & Rec month with us. Pick up a Game On punch card at any Rec Center and check out our Parks & Rec calendar for fun daily activities. Take a selfie to prove you did each activity and show them to our Rec Center staff to win big. Collect 16 out of 31 to receive awesome Parks & Rec swag! Collect 29 out of 31 to receive even more prizes and a Parks & Rec Month Champ t-shirt! https://bit.ly/2MvMRjC

July 11, 1914 The Sultan of Swat, or Babe Ruth as most knew him, made his Major League Baseball debut. Babe was well kno...
07/11/2019

July 11, 1914 The Sultan of Swat, or Babe Ruth as most knew him, made his Major League Baseball debut. Babe was well know for being a heavy home run hitter for the New York Yankees but in his debut game he pitched for the Boston Red Sox. He won his first start 4-3 against the Cleveland Indians.

Today in 1838 was the coronation day of Queen Victoria. Victoria had a long reign dubbed the Victorian Era which led to ...
06/28/2019

Today in 1838 was the coronation day of Queen Victoria. Victoria had a long reign dubbed the Victorian Era which led to Victorian Architecture. The Perry Homestead is a home styled in Victorian Architecture.

Carrollton Public Library
06/28/2019

Carrollton Public Library

This #FlashbackFriday, we're time-traveling to 111 years ago when a historic storm struck the North Texas area on May 25, 1908.

Photographs exist on the web of what that storm did to the Dallas area, but some rare photos from the Myers-Ogle Photography Collection reveal how the storm flooded Historic Downtown Carrollton!

The handwriting on the backs of these photos is mostly legible, but some patches of handwriting defeated our eyes. Can you make a guess as to what it says?🔎

The Myers-Ogle Photography Collection was donated to the library by the A. W. Perry Homestead Museum. Our staff is in the process of organizing the collection to make it available to the public, so local history aficionados: be on the lookout!

A. W. Perry Homestead Museum's cover photo
06/26/2019

A. W. Perry Homestead Museum's cover photo

Today is National Sewing Machine Day! In the museum we have a pedal operated Singer sewing machine that dates back to 18...
06/13/2019

Today is National Sewing Machine Day! In the museum we have a pedal operated Singer sewing machine that dates back to 1896. It went through a historical restoration process in 2016. Visit the museum today to check it out in person.

Father's Day is this weekend! Don't forget to bring your dad by the A.W. Perry Homestead for a free breakfast on Saturda...
06/12/2019

Father's Day is this weekend! Don't forget to bring your dad by the A.W. Perry Homestead for a free breakfast on Saturday June 15 starting at 9am. Check out the events page for more information.

In 1883 the first running of the famed Orient Express occurred. It originally ran from Paris to Vienna but soon expanded...
06/05/2019

In 1883 the first running of the famed Orient Express occurred. It originally ran from Paris to Vienna but soon expanded to Constantinople(Istanbul).The orient express was an international train that was well known for luxury travel. The train has been featured in many forms of media most notably Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express.

Just about two weeks left until our Father's Day Breakfast. Kids bring your dads on June 15 out to the Homestead for som...
05/30/2019

Just about two weeks left until our Father's Day Breakfast. Kids bring your dads on June 15 out to the Homestead for some free breakfast tacos and a fun time in the park.

05/27/2019
Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day! Check out this neat item we found in our collection. It is an insignia guide for Army and Navy uniforms.

On this day in history Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. Clara was a teacher that later served her country as...
05/21/2019

On this day in history Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. Clara was a teacher that later served her country as a nurse during the Civil War. After the war she visited Geneva, Switzerland and discovered the Red Cross organization. After helping them and seeing all the humanitarian aid they did she decided to start the American chapter of the Red Cross doing so in 1881.

A. W. Perry Homestead Museum's cover photo
05/15/2019

A. W. Perry Homestead Museum's cover photo

05/11/2019

The Mother's Day Concert will now be moved inside to the Carrollton Senior Center. Starts today at 5.

05/10/2019

UPDATE: The Mother's Day Concert will now be moved inside to the Carrollton Senior Center. Starts today at 5.

At the moment it looks like rain will be minimal tomorrow morning so the Mother's Day Concert will still take place at the Perry Homestead. The ground may be a little damp still by the time the concert starts so plan accordingly.

Only 10 days until our annual Mother's Day Concert! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets to listen to some great l...
05/01/2019

Only 10 days until our annual Mother's Day Concert! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets to listen to some great live music on Saturday May 11 at 5pm.

Address

1509 N Perry Rd
Carrollton, TX
75006

Opening Hours

Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00
Thursday 13:00 - 14:00
Thursday 11:00 - 12:00
Saturday 13:00 - 14:00
Saturday 11:00 - 12:00

Telephone

(972) 466-6380

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