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Bayless-Selby House Museum

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Address: 317 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201-6062
Phone Number: 940-349-2865

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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Beatiful place

Toured this home last year during the Denton Birthday celebration. Beautiful furnishings. Loved learning the history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Loretta V
Lake Dallas, United States
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Lake Dallas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Toured this home last year during the Denton Birthday celebration. Beautiful furnishings. Loved learning the history.

Thank Loretta V
Krum, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The Bayless-Selby house is the largest structure in the Denton Historical park. this park has several old structures as well as a Log Cabin that was move in in 2016. It is a great place to visit.

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Corinth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Victorian house in Denton's Historical Park. Charming interior takes you back in Time. Very knowledgable docent.

Thank Paul M
Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

I was welcomed by 2 eager tour guides who told me interesting facts about the home and the previous owners, also answering any questions I had. They were very welcoming, even allowing me to try out the square piano (which alas, was very out of tune!), and one of the guides played the small pump organ for some children. There... More 

1 Thank Leslie1957
Denton, Texas
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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.

Thank TravelingRazorback
Dallas, TX
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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!

1 Thank mandolynn13
Phoenix, Arizona
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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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Krum, Texas
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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.

1 Thank CJV85
Denton, United States
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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 

4 Thank Kimberly A G
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.

3 Thank sgandy111

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