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Address: 317 W. Mulberry, Denton, TX 76201
Phone Number: 940-349-2865
Description: 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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Love the history.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
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Krum, Texas
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Krum, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Denton, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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San Antonio, Texas
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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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Arlington, Texas
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
31 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Argyle, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Wichita Falls, Texas
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1 helpful vote 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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Denton, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Grapevine, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

The people who worked there were so friendly! We wondered in on a Saturday just looking for something free and interesting. It was fun, educational and a great way to spend several hours. The staff knew so much more than just the basics and really seemed to enjoy showing us around and sharing with us. The garden was also a... More 

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Denton, Texas
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

The restoration work is wonderful. We really enjoyed the tour.

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Denton
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189 reviews 189 reviews
19 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Was really interested in this little bit of Denton's history, especially since my next door neighbor was kin. This is a lovely home and is filled with authentic furniture, pictures, kitchen equipment. It is free and a local guide is available to tell you all about the house and its history. A slave's home has been added, along with another... More 

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