How do I find out what else happens at Chestnut Square?
Subscribe to our e-news at www.chestnutsquare.org/chestnut-square/newsletter-subscription/. And follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Chestnut-Square-Historic-Village-361413870461/.
Can I bring my dog on the grounds?
Yes, we ask that you clean up after it, just as you would if you were on anyone else’s private property.
Can we (or our) photographer take pictures at the Chestnut Square?
As the grounds are open, outdoor photography is permitted. Please remember that these are historic structures, and furniture, artifacts or décor are for display only. Many of the items on our porches are not stable for use.
We also ask that you be respectful of private events, (we host approximately 100 weddings each year), fundraisers or dinners, and of the property itself.
Also note that the property is under surveillance for your safety and security.
Restrictions – PLEASE – No glitter, confetti, feathers, Silly String, Balloon releases or anything of that nature. we ask that you leave nothing behind, and take only fond memories of your time on our property.
We are a private, not for profit charitable organization. Donations help us preserve and maintain our historic village so that it is beautiful for you and our other visitors! Please consider leaving a donation, cash or check, in the locked box on our Visitors Center door. Or you can go online and find the Support Us tab. Contributions are appreciated!
How can I support Chestnut Square?
Membership options are available on our website at www.chestnutsquare.org, as well as a link for donations.
Is Chestnut Square owned by the City of McKinney or Collin County?
No, Chestnut Square Historic Village is privately owned and operated by the Heritage Guild of Collin County, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We are supported through program revenues, special events, grants, membership dues and donations.
Are the buildings and homes of Chestnut Square open to the public?
The buildings are open for guided tours on Thursdays and Saturdays at 11am. Otherwise, an audio tour is available 24/7 with a QR Code reader app on a phone. Instructions are at each building.
The buildings are over or approaching 100 years old, and house our collection of artifacts, so they are not open for unaccompanied guests. Our Visitors Center is open Tuesday – Friday, 9am-3pm, and Saturdays during Farmers Market.
How do I get a booth at the Farmer's Market?
Visit our website at chestnutsquare.org/farmers-market/.
What are the Farmer's Market Hours?
The McKinney Farmers Market runs every Saturday at Chestnut Square April – through the Saturday before Thanksgiving, 8am – 12noon. The winter season consists of the 3rd Saturday in December, then the 1st and 3rd Saturdays in January, (except if New Year’s Day falls on Saturday), February & March, 9am-1pm
Tues, Thurs & Friday 9am - 3pm
Village Tours: Thursday and Saturday at 11am
315 S. Chestnut Street McKinney, TX 75069