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Bayless-Selby House Museum

317 W. Mulberry, Denton, TX 76201
940-349-2865
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Ranked #12 of 16 attractions in Denton
Type: Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Argyle, Texas
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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 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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

The Bayless-Selby house is absolutely gorgeous. It's free to tour and you are lead by a docent, so you are able to ask questions and really get good detail on everything in the house. I recommend going during the holiday season, as they put up beautiful Christmas decorations and you can learn about old holiday traditions. Be sure to pay... More

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