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1509 N. Perry Road
north of Belt Line Road, west of Josey Lane
FREE admission and group tours.


Wednesday through Saturday
10 am to Noon and 1 to 5 pm


Centennial Quilt Photos Click on link to view photos and related article.
Old-Fashioned Christmas Photos and then select 2009 Old Fashioned Christmas.


The A.W. Perry Homestead Museum offers a glimpse of life as it was in north central Texas at the turn of the 20th Century. A.W. and Sarah (Huffman) Perry were pioneer homesteaders of Peters Colony who came to Carrollton in the year 1844 from Carrollton, Illinois. They claimed 640 acres and built a house on this farm in 1857. In 1909, their son Dewitt Perry and his wife Francis (Grimes) tore down the first house and used some of the lumber to build the present day house. This structure is now the Museum, restored in 1976 for the bicentennial. You can still find the foundation stones of the first Perry farmhouse in the backyard of the Museum. Designated a historic landmark in 1977 by the Texas Historical Commission.

The Perry Society

The Perry Society was formed in 2008 by a group of caring citizens interested in preserving the history of Carrollton and the Perry Homestead. Visit to learn how you can be part of the museum support group.


Traveling Trunks


Facility Rental

The grounds may be reserved for weddings, photography and other special occasions. Please call us for more information.

Birthday Parties

Plan your child's next party at our house! The A.W. Perry Homestead Museum offers elegant porches for hosting tea parties and a big barn for playing games that once delighted pioneer children. Flyer.

Party themes include: Victorian Tea Party, Toys and Games Party, and Hoe Down Party. A $100 party fee includes table decorations, craft supplies, plates, utensils, cold lemonade and up to 15 goody bags. You provide the cake and the guests!

Children will enjoy 90 minutes of activities led by Museum staff followed by 30 minutes for eating cake and opening presents. Call today to schedule a Saturday or Sunday party. Parties are appropriate for children ages 6-10. Birthday party policies and contract

Calling All Volunteers!

The Museum has volunteer opportunities available all year. We are always in need of volunteer tour guides/docents for our school and group tours, and special events volunteers to help with our Old Fashioned Christmas, Silent Film Series, Mother's Day Concert, and birthday parties. Research and other opportunities are also available. Call the Museum Activity Leader at 972-466-6381 for more information.


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