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Address: 317 W. Mulberry, Denton, TX 76201
Phone Number: 940-349-2865
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The walls of this Victorian style house museum tell the story of life in...

The walls of this Victorian style house museum tell the story of life in Denton at the turn-of-the-century. The story of Denton County prior to 1908 is told through the music room with the E. Gabler & Bro. grand piano, the elegantly set dining room table, and the majesty of the Eastlake-style adult bedroom suite. From the moment visitors step on the garden grounds or the wrap around porch, the walls of the Bayless-Selby House museum begin their story.

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Beautiful historical home

This is a wonderful historical home, with beautiful antiques and docents who do a great job showing you around. Then, afterward, you can go to the Greenhouse restaurant and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
mandolynn13
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Dallas, TX
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Denton, Texas
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We visited the Bayless-Selby House Museum the weekend before Halloween. The Denton County Office of History and Culture put on a cute Halloween-themed walk through. It was a neat visit.

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Dallas, TX
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is a wonderful historical home, with beautiful antiques and docents who do a great job showing you around. Then, afterward, you can go to the Greenhouse restaurant and experience some more of the family's history!

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1 Thank mandolynn13
Phoenix, Arizona
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95 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I arrived on a weekday first thing the morning so I was the only person there but, it sure didn't matter to the tour guide. I rang the doorbell and he was more than happy to show me around solo! So much history in this house and the tour guide was very knowledgeable! Definitely a must-see when you visit Denton!

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2 Thank AzDesertGirl
Krum, Texas
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I like how they kept everything original, we were the only ones there and the tour guide was super friendly.

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1 Thank CJV85
Denton, United States
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a completed restored, Victorian home. Docents give an educational tour of the house, so you really feel immersed in the time period. History buffs will love it! The tour really helps one understand the day to day living of a middle class family in the Victorian era--how they dressed, spent their free time, cooked and ate meals, how... More 

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4 Thank Kimberly A G
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This home depicts the lifestyle of the wealthier citizens of Denton back in the 1800's. This house has Victorian décor and is nicely decorated. Admission is free and guided tours are available at no charge, but donations are welcome.

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3 Thank sgandy111
Arlington, Texas
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178 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a beautiful home originally located on another plot of land, but moved to where it stands presently. It is informative and well preserved with a lot of artifacts and documentation in it. If you are a history buff and want to see things as they were, then this place fits the bill. It is nice to see how... More 

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4 Thank b_none55
Argyle, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Although this house had been moved and hadn't been compleetely restored to its original condition, my wife and I very much appreciated a good tour and our chance to learn more of local history.

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1 Thank TomMcC
Wichita Falls, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

11:30 on Saturday the 18th of January, despite a "We are open" sign on one of the buildings, it was locked up like a drum. We walked around for quite a while trying to find a way in. The garden curator told us to ring the bell and we did. Several times. She even tried the line to the courthouse... More 

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1 Thank NancyAnne55
Denton, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is a terrific place to step back in time and learn some good old fashioned history. This is a free tour and the docent is especially well versed in the history of the home and the era. We went at Christmastime and loved the decorations.

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