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Address: 130 S Chestnut St, McKinney, TX 75069-4339
Phone Number:
+1 972-547-7676
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A Christmas Carol

During the “Home for the Holidays” event in downtown McKinney, we went to the courthouse to watch the play, “A Christmas Carol”! Om: We’ve seen a number of plays at the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 December 2016
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McKinney, Texas
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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

During the “Home for the Holidays” event in downtown McKinney, we went to the courthouse to watch the play, “A Christmas Carol”! Om: We’ve seen a number of plays at the courthouse – sure it’s a historical site, but for seeing plays and such? It’s really neat! They added cushions to all the seats recently, making it more comfortable than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

They have done a great job of repurposing this old courthouse. It sits in the middle of the downtown square surrounded by things to do and places to eat or get a drink. We were in the Courtroom Theatre to see Aaron Neville. It is a small venue so every seat is a good seat. As it is the courtroom... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The courthouse anchors the square where we visited for the shopping and restaurants. There is some interesting history there that was uncovered during renovations. They also have public restrooms available.

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G-Patch, Texas
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454 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

What a great building! As far as historic Texas Courthouses go, this one is unique in its Art Deco styling and beautiful restoration/maintenance. It really seems like the heart of the town, just like it was meant to be when it was built. It's a beautiful structure and I love that it was repurposed so perfectly to maintain its importance... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The old courthouse on the square in downtown McKinney is now part of a museum and also an entertainment venue. Movies, dances, plays, weddings, and so much more take place in this wonderful building.

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Denison, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

We went to the Rhonda Vincent concert. First time visiting but it was great. Very good old time auditorium. Cant wait to return!

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Aaron W, Manager at McKinney Courthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to the Rhonda Vincent concert! We hope you come back and visit soon! We have a full calendar of concerts coming up! Stay tuned. More 

McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Building is in the center of the McKinney town square and always has something going on. Old courtroom has a theatre and you can catch a play, movies are shown periodically and they also have shows and concerts.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

This courthouse is famous for the trial of an Ax murderer named Candy Montgomery. It is a wonderful small venue for the plays and shows that are scheduled throughout the year. The seats, although historical, are not the most comfortable so if you aren't too proud take a cushion or large coat so you can use it as a cushion.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

I live in McKinney and have now for 30 years off and on. I am very familiar with this old courthouse and what's inside of it. In the basement are clear indications of a racial divide during the time this building was erected. In saying that, this is not the original court house at all it is the 4th recreation... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Gorgeous architecture in the heart of downtown Mckinney! I hope that the powers that be, keep maintaining this beautiful peice of Texas history.

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