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Address: 130 S Chestnut St, McKinney, TX 75069-4339
Phone Number:
+1 972-547-7676
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A reminder of our awesome Texas past!

Gorgeous architecture in the heart of downtown Mckinney! I hope that the powers that be, keep maintaining this beautiful peice of Texas history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2015
Bonnie M
McKinney, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

I live in McKinney and have now for 30 years off and on. I am very familiar with this old courthouse and what's inside of it. In the basement are clear indications of a racial divide during the time this building was erected. In saying that, this is not the original court house at all it is the 4th recreation... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Gorgeous architecture in the heart of downtown Mckinney! I hope that the powers that be, keep maintaining this beautiful peice of Texas history.

Thank Bonnie M
Magnolia, Texas
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243 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Another nice example of century old courthouse architecture saved from the wrecking ball. I learned while touring that the building has been bastardized from its 1880s origin during an enlargement & that's a shame. The building had even more charm in its original form. The inside has been brought back as close to the original form as possible , while... More 

Thank GPZachary
McKinney, Texas
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

We attended the International Wellington New Zealand Ukelele' Orchestra Performanc. We really enjoyed it and it was economically priced. They tried to keep the historic feel and kept the original wooden theatre seats. They have gotten little cushions to put in the seats but it was VERY difficult to sit during a performance like this without much discomfort. I would... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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215 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

In my line of work, I travel to many of the historic courthouses in Texas. This one is exceptionally well maintained and is the center for many McKinney activities. I would not rate it one of the prettiest in Texas, but very interesting and the fact that it is the hub of many of the town activities makes it one... More 

Thank Holeinone53
McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

well, there's the old courthouse right on the downtown historic square in McKinney which is now a cultural center... and really well placed and well run. Then there is the awesome new county seat on the far north side of McKinney. They do a good job from the couple times I've been there. At night though, it's not well lit.... More 

Thank Travel4Bizz
Allen, Texas
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

I work for the county and visit the courthouse on a regular basis. I have found the menu to be varied and the offerings to my liking. They offer soup and salad everyday, as well as grill items for breakfast and lunch items. The chicken fried steak is good and vegetables taste fresh. I don't like everything, but to be... More 

Thank JerryHiggins55
McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

We caught a concert at the McKinney Courthouse. Loved the history and entertainment. Acoustics were great. Cheap price and excellent entertainment.

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Eddy, Texas
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234 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Beautiful old courthouse in the hub of wonderful shops. Just to walk around it and imagine the changes it has seen.

Thank JoyfulEddy
Ontario, Canada
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88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

Now a performing arts center the old Mckinney Courthouse anchors the town's main square. We were there for a Christmas event and loved it.

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