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If you're going to Magnolia Market.....

.....might as well take a short stroll to see this authentic home furnished as it was during the... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Peek into the daily life of a Waco family and don't miss the changing exhibits.

We thoroughly enjoyed our morning visit to this Greek Revival home. As you tour each room you can... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Magnolia, Texas
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13 Mar 2018
“If you're going to Magnolia Market.....”
20 Oct 2018
One of four Historic Waco Foundation house museums. Also hosts HWF's exhibits. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 2-5pm.
503 S 4th St, Waco, TX 76706-1029
+1 254-753-5166
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We came at 1:20pm on Saturday Oct 29th and it was closed even though the sign said open and the hours of operation said open from 10am to 4pm

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank M R
Reviewed 13 April 2018

the fort house is closed to the public .it will be rented to the church next door for their office and resident.very beautiful grounds around the house i wished they stayed open because with magnolia bakery and market place with all their traffic i think...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank bobbyluv
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our morning visit to this Greek Revival home. As you tour each room you can easily imagine the Fort family members going about their daily activities. The home features personal mementos, original furniture, and family portraits and has a warmth that you...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Perkypaws
Reviewed 14 March 2018

.....might as well take a short stroll to see this authentic home furnished as it was during the Civil War. The original owner was well-to-do. No admission, but any donation is welcome. A great way to understand how folks lived "back in the day."

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Located in downtown Waco, just up the road from the Magnolia Silos. Charming historic home that takes you back in time. Lovely antiques, call or visit the Historic Waco Foundation website for tour hours. Most weekends, but check to be sure. Run by volunteers.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

I am happy to have gone and visited that charming little museum downtown Waco. Inside, one feels in a past century as the decor and the furniture are well organized to introduce visitors to the Waco early history. I've learned a lot and the 2...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Sylvie F
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This home is especially beautiful at Christmas. The docents are local seniors dressed in period attire. Highly interesting and very informative. This is an annual visit for my young daughters and I.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Had a great docent . It was very interesting. It was very inexpensive. I would for sure recommend visiting .

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 25 April 2016

They only have one historic home open for touring each day. So, to see them all may take you several days. This was built in 1870 by the Fort family. They are still working on restoring the house to its original condition. Our tour guide...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank dmccay1
Reviewed 18 January 2016

The Fort House is a former 1800s residence, now museum, that reflects life of Waco's "well-off" of years past. The home itself is beautiful, as are the antiques that furnish it. This is one of several Historic Waco Foundation properties, each well worth a visit...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank dghenry
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