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  • Your ticket will be the receipt your receive by email after your purchase.
  • No physical ticket will be mailed. Your name will be on a list at the houses.
  • At checkout, please let us know the date you expect to tour. If you find you cannot come at this time, your tickets are still good for whenever you can use them, up to 1 year from the date of purchase.
  • From time to time, 1 or both houses may be closed for a private event. Be sure to check the website ahead of time.

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Docent Guided Tour Ticket (Child)
Docent Guided Tour Ticket (Child)
Price: $10.00

A single CHILD's admission to tour two of the premier residential landmarks in Fort Worth, Thistle Hill and the Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House. Thistle Hill is the most impressive surviving mansions of the "cattle baron" era, and the Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House is one of the most intact examples of the Queen Anne-style Victorian architecture homes in Texas.

The docents at both properties give you an in depth look at who the families were and the lifestyles they lived. Each tour ticket is good for one person to tour both properties and is good for one year from purchase.
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Docent Guided Tour Ticket (Adult)
Docent Guided Tour Ticket (Adult)
Price: $20.00

A single adult admission to tour two of the premier residential landmarks in Fort Worth, Thistle Hill and the Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House. Thistle Hill is the most impressive surviving mansions of the "cattle baron" era, and the Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House is one of the most intact examples of the Queen Anne-style Victorian architecture homes in Texas.

The docents at both properties give you an in depth look at who the families were and the lifestyles they lived. Each tour ticket is good for one person to tour both properties and is good for one year from purchase.
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Thistle Hill: Behind the Scenes Tour
Thistle Hill: Behind the Scenes Tour
Price: $30.00

Beginning October 15, Thistle Hill begins its Behind the Scenes Tours. Become one of the few to venture beyond the standard tour. Join us as we explore the basement, third floor and carriage house. See how the family and staff really lived. Peek into the nooks and crannies of the house. Listen to the sounds the house makes and hear some of the stories only the staff can tell…
Some may even keep you up at night!

Includes house museum tour of Thistle Hill only.
See separate pricing to include McFarland House tour.


Behind the Scenes Tours may not be available during times of extreme heat.
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Thistle Hill: Behind the Scenes Tour, includes McFarland House tour
Thistle Hill: Behind the Scenes Tour, includes McFarland House tour
Price: $40.00

Beginning October 15, Thistle Hill begins its Behind the Scenes Tours. Become one of the few to venture beyond the standard tour. Join us as we explore the basement, third floor and carriage house. See how the family and staff really lived. Peek into the nooks and crannies of the house. Listen to the sounds the house makes and hear some of the stories only the staff can tell…
Some may even keep you up at night!

Behind the Scenes Tours may not be available during times of extreme heat.
more info