A.W. Perry Homestead Museum

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Address and Phone
1509 N. Perry Road
north of Belt Line Road, west of Josey Lane 

FREE admission and group tours

Use the links below to register online.

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday,
tours at 11 am and 1 pm, and also
by appointment.

Call 972-466-6380 to schedule your appointment.

Click here to register for school tours. 

 Click here to register for group tours.
2016 Holiday Facility Hours
  • Thursday, November 24 - Thanksgiving Day - closed
  • Friday, November 25 - open normal hours
  • Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve - close at noon
  • Sunday, December 25 - closed
  • Saturday, December 31 - close at 4 pm
  • Sunday, January 1 - closed
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The A.W. Perry Homestead Museum offers a glimpse of life as it was in north central Texas at the turn of the 20th Century. A.W. and Sarah (Huffman) Perry were pioneer homesteaders of Peters Colony who came to Carrollton in the year 1844 from Carrollton, Illinois. They claimed 640 acres and built a house on this farm in 1857. In 1909, their son Dewitt Perry and his wife Francis (Grimes) tore down the first house and used some of the lumber to build the present day house. This structure is now the Museum, restored in 1976 for the bicentennial. You can still find the foundation stones of the first Perry farmhouse in the backyard of the Museum. Designated a historic landmark in 1977 by the Texas Historical Commission.


A. W. Perry Homestead Museum Society
The Perry Society is a support organization with the mission to assist in preserving the history of Carrollton by strengthening community interest in the A. W. Perry Homestead Museum and to provide financial and volunteer support to the activities of the Museum and its staff. 

Perry Society - Projects and Membership Information 
Perry Society - Membership Application and Renewal - pdf format
Perry Society - Membership Application and Renewal - Word format

Milburn Gravley Gazebo Design - Perry Society Gazebo Project Details
Donations can be made in different ways now - in person at the museum, through the mail using one of the donation forms below, or online through Paypal using the button below. All donations are appreciated!

Gazebo Donation Form - pdf format
Gazebo Donation Form - Word format
graphic of planned gazebo

Vintage Base Ball
The Perry Homestead has its own Vintage Base Ball Team! The Carrollton Elites play other vintage teams from surrounding cities like Farmers Branch, Plano, Irving, Lewisville, and others. They follow 1860s rules and provide hands-on living history demonstrations but they’re also competitive teams. Our uniforms are reproductions from the original 1910s Carrollton team of the same name. At that time, Carrollton’s Elite Café (pronounced E-Light) sponsored the team, hence the name! Follow us on the Carrollton Elites Base Ball Club Facebook page.

photo of original Elite team
circa 1917


photoe of 2013 Elite team

 Vintage Base Ball Rules and Terminology - link to document

 Facebook link: www.facebook.com/carrolltonelites

The Perry Homestead Museum In The News!

    Please use this link to an interview shown on CW33.

The Peters Colony Historical Society

    Click here to link to the Peters Colony Historical Society web page.


Traveling Trunks


Facility Rental

The grounds may be reserved for weddings, photography and other special occasions. Please call us for more information.


Professional photographers are welcome to use the grounds of the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum and Pearl Perry Park as a backdrop for their business. The Perry Homestead often schedules tours, programs and site rentals outside of its regular posted hours. Professional photographers should check the Perry Homestead’s schedule before booking their photo shoots to avoid potential conflicts. Photography Guidelines.

Birthday Parties

Plan your child's next party at our house! The A.W. Perry Homestead Museum offers elegant porches for hosting tea parties and a big barn for playing games that once delighted pioneer children. Flyer.

Party themes include: Victorian Tea Party, Toys and Games Party, and Hoe Down Party. A $125 party fee includes table decorations, craft supplies, plates, utensils, cold lemonade and up to 15 goody bags. Additional children $5 each. You provide the cake and the guests!

Children will enjoy 90 minutes of activities led by Museum staff followed by 30 minutes for eating cake and opening presents. Call today to schedule a Saturday or Sunday party. Parties are appropriate for children ages 6-10. Birthday party policies and contract

Calling All Volunteers!

The Museum has volunteer opportunities available all year. We are always in need of volunteer tour guides/docents for our school and group tours, and special events volunteers to help with our Old Fashioned Christmas, Silent Film Series, Mother's Day Concert, and birthday parties. Research and other opportunities are also available. Call the Museum at 972-466-6381 for more information, or email Victoria.anderson@cityofcarrollton.com for more information.


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