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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.

Upcoming Events

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Back by popular demand, our Sitting Up with the Dead: Victorian Funeral & Spiritualism Exhibit will be open just in time for the spookiest time of the year! Come experience this interactive exhibit that dives into Funeral and spiritualism customs of the Victorian Era!!

We will be offering two styles of tours, our standard house tour and our Twilight/ Midnight Tours. Our Twilight/ Midnight Tours offers you not only a house tour of McCulloch but a more in-depth look at the Victorian Funeral process.

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)

$10.00 per person: * Tickets can be purchased at the door *The Twilight Tours includes a tour of McCulloch house, storytellers, a “Selfie with the Dead” station, conversations with professionals who specialize in death, and more!! A learning experience for the whole family.

Midnight Tours: Saturday, October 20th (11:00 pm-1:00 am)

$20.00 per person: * Tickets can be purchased at the door *The Midnight Tours offers guest a unique view and experience at McCulloch house with tours by candlelight, a tarot card reader, and more!

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Sunday, October 21, 2018 2:00 pm

Join us for our Waco Walks walking tour sponsored by Act Locally! Start out at Historic Waco Foundation’s house, East Terrace House and make your way throughout East Waco where we will point out Waco’s hidden architectural gems, historic churches, and historic landmarks. This event is free to public! See Waco like you have never seen it before!

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Tuesday November 13th 5:30 pm


Enjoy all things Waco through the eyes of artist Charles Wallis. We will be displaying 8 paintings portraying iconic Waco sites and historic homes. These original one-of-a-kind paintings consist of both acrylic on canvas and watercolor. Artwork is framed and signed by artist.

Art reception is a Free to the public.

Visitors will have the chance to chat with the artist and enjoy light refreshments. Raffle tickets are $25 per ticket or 5 for $100.00. Tickets can be purchased at the opening reception on Nov. 13th or at the HWF office until December 9th. Winners will be chosen December 10th.

Winner need not be present to win. Not redeemable for cash value.

Winners of the paintings can pick up paintings at the HWF office once winners are announced.

100% of the proceeds benefit preservation programs at Historic Waco Foundation.

The Internal Revenue Service has ruled that no part of the price of a raffle ticket is deductible as a charitable contribution for income tax purposes.

Call our office for more information at (254) 753-5166