Where Collin County History Comes Alive!

Step back in time with a visit to Chestnut Square Historic Village. Sitting on 2.5 shaded acres just two blocks south of the historic downtown McKinney square, Chestnut Square provides an opportunity to step back in time and regain a sense of community. With ten structures dating from 1854 to 1930, the Village offers docent led tours, facility rentals, a wedding venue, living history demonstrations and community events like the #1 Farmers Market in Texas and the Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank-Off.

Celebrate Community

Chestnut Square holds community oriented events that bring people together to enjoy McKinney and Collin County’s heritage.

Preserving History

Chestnut Square brings history and heritage of Collin County to life in the most fun and interactive ways possible.

Inspiring The Future

Everyone can play a part in the success of Chestnut Square. Our volunteers are the heart of the Village.

The Buildings of Chestnut Square

  • School House
  • Dulaney House
  • Faires House
  • Taylor Boarding House
  • Dulaney Cottage
  • Bevel Reception House
  • Chapel
  • Dixie's Store
  • Johnson House