Directly behind the Grapevine Galleries are the Grapevine Museums, located in Ted R. Ware Plaza. These museums give us a glimpse into the past.
The Settlement to City Museums allow visitors to discover what life was like over 100 years ago for "urban" Texans in a small township. The museum plaza is home to two 19th century pioneer homes and a school house. Although the Keeling House was extant to the site, the other buildings were moved to the site from around the Grape Vine Prairie. They were relocated to the corner of Church Street and Hudgins Street and restored to create this museum area.
Since Grapevine was an area hub for commerce, the plaza and the museums located there speak to life on the Grape Vine Prairie and to the larger story of settling Texas. The three museums, The Donald Schoolhouse Museum, The Keeling House Museum and the Grapevine Cotton Ginner's Museum feature educational exhibits, hands-on activities and a collection of artifacts dating back to the 19th century.
Grapevine's art and museum community continues to expand with new and special engagement art exhibitions, recently opened galleries and museums, the Public Art Trail, fine art working studios, special events and more.
From Texas history to space exploration and agricultural heritage to contemporary art, an educational and enlightening adventure awaits you at the Grapevine Museums and Galleries.
For a listing of current events and exhibits please visit our calendar of events. Keep up to date to new and exiting exhibits by signing up for our newsletter or volunteer for a chance to give to the Grapevine community.Admission into the Tower and Grand Galleries and Settlement to City museums is free. Group and self guided tours are available by contacting Lisa Dalton at 817-410-3189 or email LDalton@GrapevineTexasUSA.com.