50th Annual Tour of Homes
June 2nd & 3rd, 2018
Tour homes are open 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday and Sunday
Ellis County Museum, Inc.
FREE BUS TRANSPORTATION TO TOUR HOMES
DOWNTOWN PICKUP AT THE ELLIS COUNTY MUSEUM
GENEROUS SPONSORS INCLUDE:
Chaska House Bed & Breakfast
Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLC
VISIT WAXAHACHIE AND THE 50TH ANNUAL GINGERBREAD TRAIL. Queen Anne Victorian, Gothic Revival, Bungalow, Romanesque and Greek Revival are a few architectural styles you’ll see in Waxahachie. The 50th Annual Gingerbread Trail celebrates this architecture on Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd, 10 AM to 4 PM. Tour our special selection of five private homes. Get the inside scoop on restoration triumphs, DIY recommendations and local ghost lore. Visit historically recognized buildings such as the Ellis County Museum, Sims Library, the Ellis County Courthouse, and the new Ellis County Art Museum on the downtown square.
EXPLORE THE CENTURY-OLD DOWNTOWN SQUARE IN HISTORIC WAXAHACHIE. Under the watchful eye of the historic Ellis County Courthouse, enjoy colorful shops and culinary treats in Waxahachie’s revitalized downtown.
PAINT HISTORIC WAXAHACHIE! The Ellis County Art Association presents “Paint Historic Waxahachie” show and sale of plein air paintings from 10 AM – 6 PM Saturday and 1 PM – 5 PM Sunday at their gallery, 113 W. Franklin St., on the downtown square. In addition, on Saturday, the Association will host a “Plein Air – The Next Generation” for kids from 10 AM – noon. For more information, call 972-937-3414 or visit http://www.elliscountyart.net.
COURTHOUSE TOURS. The Ellis County Courthouse is open for public tours during the Gingerbread Trail. Take this opportunity to view this exquisite building, ranked in the top twenty architecturally significant structures in Texas. Tours offered from 10 AM – 2 PM on Saturday and noon – 2 PM on Sunday by Historic Waxahachie, Inc.
CLASSIC WHEELS IN GETZENDANER PARK. The Midlothian Classic Wheels will have a benefit car show Saturday, June 2nd, 11 AM – 2 PM in Getzendaner Park. Visit http://www.midlothianclassicwheels.com for more information.
LIVE MUSIC ON THE SQUARE IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WAXAHACHIE???.
TREASURE HUNT WAXAHACHIE’S EXCEPTIONAL ANTIQUE AND SPECIALTY SHOPPING DISTRICT. Primitives, Early American furniture, dolls, pottery, quilts, quilting supplies, award-winning tea rooms and restaurants are all within a casual stroll.
REVISIT THE PAST, PRESERVE THE FUTURE. All proceeds from the Gingerbread Trail benefit the Ellis County Museum. Tickets are available at the Ellis County Museum, and tour homes. On the day of the Trail, adult tickets are $25; children tickets (ages 5-12) $7.
PLACE AN ORDER BEFORE MAY 25th AND GET A $5 DISCOUNT ON ADULT TICKETS AND A $2 DISCOUNT ON CHILDREN TICKETS. To receive this special offer, mail payment and ORDER FORM or call 972-937-0681 with credit card orders. For information on accommodations, direct calls to the Chamber of Commerce at 972-937-2390 or visit http://www.waxahachiecvb.com .
JUST 35 MINUTES FROM DALLAS OR FORT WORTH TAKES YOU BACK 100 YEARS. Return to yesterday and enjoy the Gingerbread Trail Home Tour, “Paint Historic Waxahachie” Show & Sale, the Ellis County Courthouse and Midlothian Classic Wheels in Waxahachie. It’s a living history lesson that promises to open a doorway to your heart.
FEATURED HOMES ON THE 2018 GINGERBREAD TRAIL (Photos coming soon!)
200 South Hawkins Street
1025 West Main Street
600 Sycamore Street
700 West Main Street
306 Harbin Street
Citizens National Bank (Downtown)
200 North Elm Street
……celebrating 150 years of banking in Waxahachie!
Enjoy this rare example of formalism architecture in Waxahachie and visit the bank’s wonderful numismatics display.
331 West Franklin Street
Nestled in Waxahachie’s downtown historic overlay district, this structure represents an example of appropriate infill for such an area.