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The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House

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Address: 1110 Penn St, Fort Worth, TX 76102-3417
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13:00 - 15:00
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Sun 13:00 - 15:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

McFarland House was Fort Worth's second property to be designated a City of...

McFarland House was Fort Worth's second property to be designated a City of Fort Worth Landmark (1980). Known as the region's most intact Queen Anne residence, the elegant Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House was built high on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River.

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This home has never been restored, everything inside is all original including the furniture. A lot of history and definitely a must see if you enjoy touring old homes. Oyr tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
Jessica and Car... D
Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This home has never been restored, everything inside is all original including the furniture. A lot of history and definitely a must see if you enjoy touring old homes. Oyr tour guide, Judy, was so sweet and so knowledgeable.

Thank Jessica and Car... D
Grapevine, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

This home is beautiful, but it hasn't been restored, most of the original furniture is missing or owned by someone who inherited it, and you can't see anything above the first floor because it's used as business offices (ie no bedrooms on this tour). This tour is part of the package for seeing Thistle Hill ($15 to get into both)... More 

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Haltom City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Was sightseen in Fort Worth when I came across this beautiful house. Noticed a historical marker I looked it up and quite a wonderful part of Fort Worth history.

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Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed visiting the McFarland House. It's a lovely old home, maintained beautifully, and decorated authentically. The tour guide was very informative. He really loved the house and it showed. The tour was about 35-45 minutes. At the time of this writing, tours begin at 11am, noon, 1pm, and 2pm. For the most current information about... More 

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

Only three owners of this home, with two being in the same family. One owner lived here for 75 years and kept the house in pristine condition. The tour is not long, and you don't get to go upstairs. It is worth seeing this beautiful Victorian. Your ticket gets you into the Thistle hill house too. They are less than... More 

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Fort Worth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Your ticket to this tour gets you a tour of Thistle Hill too. This was my favorite of the 2 tours offered by Historic Fort Worth. The house was left very much like it was when it was in use. The guide also explained a lot of the technology in the house. He told a lot of information about the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

The Ball-Eddleman-McFarlland house is extraordinary in every way. Unfortunately you only get to tour the bottom floor ,would've loved to see the other floors but they 're being used for their offices. Our guide was very informative and truely loved the house. For the $15 charge you also get to tour The Thistle Hill house. It's also beautiful but not... More 

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Franklin, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

I drove out to see this 1899 example of Queen Anne-style house (turrets, gables, copper finials, wrap around porch etc.) and was delighted with the outside design. It took you to another place and time. However I was disappointed in the fact that it was suppose to be open for tours but there was a sign on the door stating... More 

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