During the March 16 meeting and after extensive debate, the City Council directed staff to reimplement the policy requirement for face masks or face coverings for customers visiting any City facility. This requirement will stay in place until June 30, at which point Council will review the policy again.
It is important to note that the state remains a long way from herd immunity and most health experts warn that now is not the time to reduce or curtail our standard COVID-19 protocols.
The City has continued to require employees to wear masks when at work and when serving the public with frequent face-to-face encounters.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
When visiting the Historical Park ground, masks are encouraged. When participating in indoor programming, masks are required.
If you feel ill, have a fever, and or cough, please do not enter this facility.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When necessary, use hand sanitizer as an alternative.
As you conduct your business please maintain a distance of 6ft from others.
Historical Park Hours Effective May 4, 2020:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
May Tours - By Appointment
The Historical Park is excited to now offer tours by appointment! Tours will take place at 10 a.m. on select days in May. Tour reservations need to be made at least 24 hours in advance and the cost is $3 per person. In order to follow the social distancing and capacity guidelines, at this time, only four structures will be toured and the maximum number of tour participants will be no more than five people per group. Historical Park staff and all guests must wear masks while touring the buildings and park grounds.
The Farmers Branch Historical Park is a museum nestled on 27 acres that trace more than 175 years of proud Farmers Branch history along with the history of Peters Colony, Texas, and the United States. Welcoming approximately 100,000 visitors each year, the Historical Park offers many opportunities from tours and educational programs to special events and activities. There are rental facilities available, and even a historic base ball team.
The mission of the Historical Park, as a living history museum, is to collect, preserve, interpret and celebrate the history of the United States and Texas with an emphasis on Peters Colony and Farmers Branch.
The concept of the Historical Park came about in 1981 with a movement to develop an outdoor museum. Its purpose is set to preserve and interpret the history of Texas and Peters Colony, with an emphasis on Farmers Branch.