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810 South Fourth Street
Waco, TX 76706

(254) 753-5166

A foundation that preserves and showcases four historic house museums and hosts multiple educational opportunities throughout the year.

Preserve. Educate. Inspire.


Current Hours of OperatioN

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Fort House (503 South 4th.) 11 am-3 pm

Wednesday:  Fort House (503 South 4th.) 11 am-3 pm

Thursday: Fort House (503 South 4th) 11 am-3 pm

Friday: Fort House (503 South 4th) 11 am-3 pm 

Saturday: Fort House (503 South 4th), McCulloch (407 Columbus Ave) 1-4 pm, East Terrace (100 Mill St.) 1-4 pm

Sunday: Earle-Napier-Kinnard (814 South 4th St.)1-4 pm

Parking is available behind Fort House, let the parking attendant know when you arrive.


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Christmas on the Brazos to Celebrate A Golden Christmas Dec. 1-10

Explore some of the Historic Waco's house museums during the annual Christmas on the Brazos. The event, held over two weekends, will run December 1-3 and 8-10. Each of the house museums will be decorated to fit this year’s Golden Christmas theme, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Historic Waco.

McCulloch House, the 2017 Showcase Home, and Fort House will be open for candlelight tours, entertainment, cookies and punch from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 1. Admission is $5. Children can make plans to have Breakfast with Santa from 9-11 a.m. Dec. 9, also at McCulloch. Admission is $10 per family. East Terrace will host the Waco Ballet Folklorico on Dec. 3 and will have homemade ginger cookies and apple juice on the porch afterward. Earle-Napier-Kinnard House will feature a group from Midway Theatre Arts on Dec. 10. All the houses will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 and Dec. 9 and from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10.

This year, each of the houses also will collect donations for various charities. McCulloch is looking for dog and cat treats for the Waco Humane Society; ENK will collect canned goods for Caritas; Fort House will collect books for Storybook Christmas while East Terrace is collecting toys for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Regular admission charges apply for Christmas on the Brazos.

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"A Fashionable Past" To Run through March 31

From corsets and large hats of the Edwardian era to sequins and short dresses of Flappers, this new exhibit from Historic Waco Foundation looks at women's fashion from 1880 through the 1940's. All items on display are part of HWF's Heritage Collection. Regular exhibit hours are 11-3 pm Tuesday through Friday, and Saturday 1-4 pm. The exhibit is included in Fort House admission.

Baylor Game Day Parking Available at Earle-Napier-Kinnard House

$100: Season Pass

$20: Single Game

Tailgating Spaces available and can be reserved at no extra cost. Open 3 hours prior to kickoff. Proceeds benefit HWF and help with upkeep of Earle-Napier-Kinnard House Museum. For more information, call 254.744.6220 or 254.753.5166.


We have a limited number of "What About Waco" DVDs for sale. The cost is $30. You can pick one up at 810 S. 4th Street or call us at 254.753.5166 to order and we will mail the DVD to you for a small shipping charge.