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Address: 130 S Chestnut St, McKinney, TX 75069-4339
Phone Number: 972-547-7676
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Some interesting history

The courthouse anchors the square where we visited for the shopping and restaurants. There is some interesting history there that was uncovered during renovations. They also have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bruna F
Lombard, Illinois
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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The courthouse anchors the square where we visited for the shopping and restaurants. There is some interesting history there that was uncovered during renovations. They also have public restrooms available.

Thank Bruna F
G-Patch, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great building! As far as historic Texas Courthouses go, this one is unique in its Art Deco styling and beautiful restoration/maintenance. It really seems like the heart of the town, just like it was meant to be when it was built. It's a beautiful structure and I love that it was repurposed so perfectly to maintain its importance... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

The old courthouse on the square in downtown McKinney is now part of a museum and also an entertainment venue. Movies, dances, plays, weddings, and so much more take place in this wonderful building.

1 Thank Shirley R
Denison, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

We went to the Rhonda Vincent concert. First time visiting but it was great. Very good old time auditorium. Cant wait to return!

Thank mugmarine
Aaron W, Manager at McKinney Courthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to the Rhonda Vincent concert! We hope you come back and visit soon! We have a full calendar of concerts coming up! Stay tuned. More 

McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

Building is in the center of the McKinney town square and always has something going on. Old courtroom has a theatre and you can catch a play, movies are shown periodically and they also have shows and concerts.

1 Thank Tomkphoto
McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015

This courthouse is famous for the trial of an Ax murderer named Candy Montgomery. It is a wonderful small venue for the plays and shows that are scheduled throughout the year. The seats, although historical, are not the most comfortable so if you aren't too proud take a cushion or large coat so you can use it as a cushion.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

I live in McKinney and have now for 30 years off and on. I am very familiar with this old courthouse and what's inside of it. In the basement are clear indications of a racial divide during the time this building was erected. In saying that, this is not the original court house at all it is the 4th recreation... More 

Thank Pete S
McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015

Gorgeous architecture in the heart of downtown Mckinney! I hope that the powers that be, keep maintaining this beautiful peice of Texas history.

Thank Bonnie M
Magnolia, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Another nice example of century old courthouse architecture saved from the wrecking ball. I learned while touring that the building has been bastardized from its 1880s origin during an enlargement & that's a shame. The building had even more charm in its original form. The inside has been brought back as close to the original form as possible , while... More 

Thank GPZachary
McKinney, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

We attended the International Wellington New Zealand Ukelele' Orchestra Performanc. We really enjoyed it and it was economically priced. They tried to keep the historic feel and kept the original wooden theatre seats. They have gotten little cushions to put in the seats but it was VERY difficult to sit during a performance like this without much discomfort. I would... More 

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