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Collin County History Museum

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Address: 300 E Virginia St, McKinney, TX 75069-4325
Phone Number: +1 972-542-9457
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If you are interested in local history or even like me are new to the area and want to learn more this is the place to go! The museum is chock-full of local history and Tom was a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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McKinney, Texas
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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you are interested in local history or even like me are new to the area and want to learn more this is the place to go! The museum is chock-full of local history and Tom was a wealth of knowledge. I only wish we could've stayed longer to hear more. The building itself is gorgeous and worth stopping in... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped here as we had been wanting to come for a long while and we were not disappointed There were several exhibits regarding both early Texas and early McKinney history. The 20 minute documentary entitled "Once A Nation" was very well done.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

the guide this past saturday was excellent, very knowledgeable about not only the exhibit but other factoids and fun stuff about mckinney plus the exhibit is Collin McKinney's 250 birthday so tied in with the area, town and texas history. lovely building, well kept in mostly original form(check out the basement for the boiler) and enjoyable to visit plus bookstore... More 

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North Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Brings tears to your eyes as you wander through this particular exhibit, realizing what our men and women experienced during this war. The replica of the Hanoe Hilton is amazing and gave me true perspective on it. A number of other items that are extremely thought provoking.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Local gentlemen who were Vietnam vets have put together an amazingly extensive exhibit. Lots of personal "memorabilia" -- weapons, photos, uniforms, etc. Plus they have included a simulated "Hanoi Hilton" so that visitors can understand what it was like to be caged as the POWs of the Vietnam War were.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

Great place to learn about Collin County History. Photos, books and a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic caretaker make this experience memorable.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

super quilt show and local historical color. So sorry it's closed. Would love to go back again. I love to see quilt patterns & learn their history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2006

This unassuming little museum has a treasure trove of little stories that won't be apparent until you talk to the people inside. When you come in, look to your right and you will seee the Keppler Mural. Be sure to ask about it as it has an unbelievable history as to how it got her and wound up in three... More 

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