Join us this Christmas season for our first ever Candlelight Tour. This progressive style tour takes you down memory lane and Christmas past through three historic house museums: Earle-Napier-Kinnard, McCulloch House, and East Terrace House. Each house will be decorated for the holidays based on a different decade of history: the Victorian era, Roaring 1920’s, and Rocking 1950’s.
Each house will have live entertainment based on the decade the house is decorated along with light refreshments that also coordinate. Check out our “Upcoming Events” page for more details on entertainment and refreshments.
Tickets for event go on sale Nov. 26th.
Christmas on the Brazos presents: Christmas through the Decades! Join us down Christmas memory lane as we remember Christmas past throughout our themed historic houses with the Victorian Era, the roaring 1920’s, and the rock n’ roll 1950’s.
Houses will be open for tours December 7, 8, and 9. Tickets for tours are $20.00 per person but will provide you access to all 3 houses.
Additional events for Christmas on the Brazos include:
Candlelight Tour: Friday, December 7, 2018 (6:00 pm-9:00pm)
Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 8, 2018 (9:00 am-11 am)
For more information about these events visit our Upcoming Events page.
See Waco’s iconic sites and buildings through the eyes of painter, Charles Wallis. Wallis will have 8 of his paintings on display and available to win with our raffle tickets! Wallis will also be at the event to talk about his works of art.
Tickets are $25.00 per ticket or 5 for $100.00. Tickets will be available to purchase until Sunday, Dec. 9th.
Honor our Veterans this November with our Salute to Veterans Family Fun Day. Learn flag etiquette and folding, patriotic games and crafts that all salute the red, white, and blue. This event is perfect for the whole family and a great way to honor those who have served!
Sitting up with the Dead: Victorian Funeral & Spiritualism Exhibit will be open weekends starting in October. This exhibit examines the death rituals and customs of the Victorian era by re-creating a Victorian style funeral in McCulloch House. (407 Columbus Ave)
The exhibit will be open:
Saturdays, October 6, 13, 20; 10 am-4 pm (Regular House Admission)
Sunday, October 7, 14, 21; 1 pm-4 pm (Regular House Admission)
Twilight Tours: Saturday, October 13th (7:00 pm-9:30 pm)
Midnight Tours: Saturday, October 20th (11:00 pm-1:00 am)
For more information visit our Upcoming Events Page
Parlors: A Room By Many Names discusses the history of the formal living space in all Victorian homes. This pop-up exhibition uses the furnishings found in the East Terrace double parlors and details their significance to the history of parlors and the eventual turn away from this style of formal living
Come experience the history of the parlor with our latest exhibit curated by Jenni Opalinski and find answers to these questions and more!
Back by Popular demand is our Civil War Summer Camp!
Experience Civil War history first hand and let the history come alive with our Summer Camp this year!
Located: East Terrace
Cost: $75 per camper
Visit our events page for a more detailed account of camp and register today!
Join us for our 2018 Spring Lecture, a fabulous three panel discussion on the Civil War. Lee Lockwood Library. Panel members include Dr. Robert Corwin, Joe Walker and Professor Gerald Powell.
Dec. 1 6-8 p.m. Candlelight tours of McCulloch House and Fort House; $5
Dec. 2 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Houses are Open
Dec. 3 noon to 4 p.m. All Houses are Open
Dec. 5-8 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. McCulloch House and Fort House are Open for Tours
Dec. 9 9-11 a.m. Breakfast with Santa; McCulloch; $10 per family
Dec. 9 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Houses are Open
Dec. 10 noon to 4 pm. All houses are open
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. Hours are 11-3 pm Tuesday through Friday, and Saturday 1-4 pm. at Fort House, 503 S. 4th St. The exhibit is included with regular house admission.
At the free opening reception for Historic Waco Foundation's "A Fashionable Past" exhibit, a panel of experts from Baylor's fashion design and fashion merchandising will discuss women's fashion, from the restrictive styles of the 1880s to the Flapper era to the appearance of Chanel. The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Baylor Professor Bob Darden will share his expertise on the fascinating topic of “Music That Matters: The Enduring Power of Freedom Songs,” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Lee Lockwood Library. The free lecture is hosted by the Historic Waco Foundation.
This four-episode documentary, written and directed by award-winning film maker Chris Scott, premieres at the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas, 715 Columbus Ave. Reception with cash bar at 6 p.m. with seating beginning at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.