Visit Our Museums

 

Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum:

Built in 1896, this structure is one of Denton County’s most celebrated and iconic artifacts. It is the centerpiece of the downtown square. The building was restored in 2004 using the original blueprints of architect W.C. Dodson. It is constructed of limestone from Denton, pink granite from the Austin area, red sandstone from the Pecos region, and tan sandstone from Mineral Wells.

Today the courthouse serves as a reminder of Denton County’s history. It is home to the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum as well as John B. Denton’s grave. Lectures, exhibits, and community organized events are scheduled throughout the year keeping this local gem an active site for experiencing the past.

Come visit us – admission is free! We are handicapped accessible and provide guided tours upon request. 

Location: 

110 West Hickory Street
Denton TX 76201

Hours:

Monday - Friday, 10 AM to 4:30 PM

Saturday, 11 AM to 3 PM

We are closed on Sunday and most major holiday weekends.

Denton County Historical Park 

Denton County Historical Park:

Owned by the citizens of Denton County, the Historical Park is a hub for residents and visitors to grow and learn together. It is located on Mulberry Street just south of Denton’s Historic Square, a short walk from the 1896 Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum.

The park is home to the Bayless-Selby House museum and the Quakertown House museum as well as our Welcome Center which is also a historic Denton structure. Future plans for the park include the renovation of the Taylor Log Cabin and the Woods House, a second Quakertown house. The park has plenty of open space and regularly hosts community events such as the Farmers’ Market, the Community Market, live music, storytelling, and more. Come visit a little piece of Denton County’s past right here in the present.

Come visit us – admission is free! We are handicapped accessible and provide guided tours upon request. 

Location: 

317 West Mulberry Street
Denton TX 76201

Hours:

Summer (April-October)

Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM               

Winter (November-March)                   

 Wednesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM     

We are closed on Sunday and most major holiday weekends.