514 N High St, Henderson, TX 75652
(4th of July)
Hours might differ
**THE WEBSITE SAYS THEY CLOSE AT 5:00 PM, BUT THEY START CLOSING AT 4:00 PM**
Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.00
Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.00
Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.00
Carousel Ride . . . . . . . . . $1.00
The Depot Museum in Henderson, Texas is truly a hidden gem! This is exactly the type of place the feeds our adventurous, playful, and out of the ordinary souls.
Unfortunately, we got to the museum at 3:45 pm and that’s when the sweet ladies informed us that they actually begin locking up and closing down at 4:00 pm because The Depot Museum has ELEVEN buildings to lock up! However, they were kind enough to let us play and explore awhile, thank goodness!
The first building you walk into is a really cool museum. You can find an antique car, vintage classroom set up, an elegant vanity display, classic music case and loads more!
The lady that took us around was so incredibly kind and full of fun facts. She told us about this hair curling contraption (haha) that curled your hair in 5 minutes and lasted a month! Hot tools.. what happened?
The next room we got to explore, was probably the most entertaining for the kiddos. It was a whole room filled with toys, dress up clothes, a club house, music toys, play doh, a puppet theater and much much more. The girls could have easily spent much more time in here, had we had it!
This room alone is a great place to curb some of your summertime boredom blues. All they ask is that you clean up after yourself which sounds reasonable to us.
Outside the play haven, there are several different shops to explore including, an old doctor’s office, country store and the oldest outhouse in Texas!
The girls had a blast running around and exploring the different historical markers and asking all sorts of questions.
We even put them to work a bit, haha! Which at this age, they still love. It is always so nice to be able to explore, touch and see all of these old artifacts. We love being left to our own devices and only wish that we had more time to really explore all of these cool exhibits.
What an amazing perk it was to discover that they have a vintage carousel from the 1960’s that still works! And at $1/per person, you can’t beat that with a stick. They even let us ride twice. As you can tell by these excited faces, our little adventurers had such a blast on the carousel and us moms enjoyed it as well.
While we were there we learned about Henderson’s annual Syrup Festival! This year will mark the 28th annual festival on Saturday, November 12th 9 AM – 5 PM. It occurs all over downtown Henderson and at the Depot Museum as well! There will be old-time syrup making, folk arts, antique tractors & cars, arts & crafts, hay rides, shopping vendors, live music & more! This sounds like all the makings of a great afternoon to us!
- Come well before 4 PM, because you can easily spend several hours here
- Bring Cash (although you don’t have to bring much because it is so inexpensive)
- Water (this Texas heat…)
All our love,
2 thoughts on “Depot Museum Henderson, Texas”
What a great way to advertise parks and wildlife (and cute). I love East Texas.