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47th Annual Holiday


Tour of Homes

As I’m sure you might guess, the 47th Annual Holiday tour of Homes, our premier fundraiser, looked different this year. We thought it was very important to, in some way, carry on this tradition that effectively was the foundation of Chestnut Square and the Heritage Guild.

We are so proud of the efforts that went into it, that we had to share with as many people as possible. The virtual aspects allowed us to highlight the 5 oldest homes in McKinney, which would not have been possible if the tours had been live. And because of that production, we are also able to not only share with you, but archive for historical value.

This 47-year tradition originated because 5 ladies decorated and opened their homes to raise funds to purchase the 1870’s Dulaney Cottage and 1916 Dulaney House, which were in danger of being demolished. Today, proceeds from this event allows us to continue making history vital to the fabric of McKinney – preserving, educating and celebrating our past.

We are pleased to offer you this gift and ask that you consider joining our legacy by making a donation in support of this mission. And we hope to bring the 48th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes back to you in grand style; to honor the women who started it, and you, who have enjoyed it over the years.

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The Five Oldest Residences In McKinney – Virtual Tours

1858 The Muse Bomar Home, The MUSE Academy

1861 The Howell Bradley House

1874 The JP Nenney House (Nenney Lumber)

1877 The Foote Crouch Home

1877 The Tuck Hill House


This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the very oldest residences in McKinney – this portfolio of homes would not be available for live tours. Video tours are professionally produced and narrated by historic preservation experts.

Homes on Chestnut Square property – open for live tours and decorated in their holiday finest

1864 Taylor Inn

1870 Johnson House

1875 Dulaney Cottage


Tues, Thurs & Friday 9am - 3pm
Village Tours: Thursday and Saturday at 11am

Contact Us

315 S. Chestnut Street McKinney, TX 75069