When you need to satisfy your taste for history, head to one of the fascinating museums near Lewisville, Texas. From the history of gaming to the first settlements, there’s a variety of museums that are sure to please every type of history buff. And you don’t have to drive far, because there’s plenty of history to be found within a 15-mile radius of Lewisville.
National Videogame Museum
Gamers will get a kick out of learning the history of video games, as well as a look at what’s coming at the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, about 15 miles northeast of Lewisville. The museum includes permanent and traveling exhibits that are interactive and exciting. Check out the Timeline of Consoles exhibit, which includes 50 consoles. Pick up your four free tokens that come with your admission and head to Pixel Dreams where you can try to beat the top score on one of the arcade games. You can even play a game of Pong on a giant screen that looks like an old TV.
Complimentary guided tours are offered on Sunday at 1 and 3 p.m. Educational programs that focus on STEM values are taught for youth and adults. It’s located at 8004 North Dallas Parkway and is open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Settlement to City Museums
The Settlement to City Museums includes The Donald Schoolhouse, The Kneeling House Museum, The Grapevine Cotton Ginner’s Museum, and The Grapevine Historical Museum. Take a stroll through the museum plaza where you’ll find a schoolhouse and two 19th-century pioneer homes. Within the museums, experience interactive exhibits and view a collection of artifacts.
The Settlement to City Museums is in Grapevine, about 10 miles south of Lewisville. It’s located at 206 West Hudgins St. and is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A.W. Perry Homestead Museum
Take a step back to the turn of the 20th century at the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum. The museum gives visitors a glimpse of what it was like living in north central Texas during this time and is named after the pioneer homesteader. In 1857, A.W. and his wife, Sarah, claimed 640 acres in Carrollton and built a farm. The house was torn down and rebuilt with pieces of the lumber and is now the museum. Step outside to see the foundation stones of the farmhouse or take a stroll through the 13-acre Gravley Park, which is adjacent to the museum and includes walking paths and parking benches.
A.W. Perry Homestead Museum is in Carrollton, about 10 miles southeast of Lewisville. It’s located at 1509 North Perry Road and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or by appointment.
When you’re craving knowledge, spend the day delving into a historical topic at one of the many great museums near Lewisville.
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