Cedar Hill Museum of History

Cedar Street looking west from Main (about 100 years ago)

Where the past meets the present

Cedar Hill, first known as the cedar brakes, was founded around 1846 by a small group of settlers from the Peters Colony. They traveled to the Dallas area of North Texas on horseback and by ox-drawn wagon following trails beaten into existence by Indians, buffalo and explorers. They came seeking a place to build their homes, to socialize, worship and conduct business.

Attracted to the area by its lush natural beauty, the elevation and rocky slopes provided settlers a panoramic lookout and protection from intruders. The area also offered dense forests, rich Blackland soil, abundant creeks and streams, and opportunity.

Our forefathers turned this rugged territory into the thriving city it is today through hard work, ingenuity, foresight and sheer determination.

If you would like to join the Museum, download our membership application.    download membership application form   

See our displays at the Cedar Hill Government Center and at the new Babe's Chicken Dinner House.

We’ve Moved!

The Cedar Hill Museum has moved! As of July 1, 2018 , our new home is located at 409 Texas St. Cedar Hill, TX 75104 at the corner of Texas and Main streets. 

We want to inform the community that we are not closing. We are simply reorganizing for our new forever home here in our beloved Cedar Hill. We will continue to provide archival, historical and genealogical research services to government and public entities, and individuals seeking assistance. Exhibits and collections on display closed on June 8, 2018. Please do not hesitate to stop by and see us in our temporary home at 409 Texas St. Stay tuned for new information regarding our move and future plans for the museum’s forever home!

Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Our third annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser is May 4, 2020


Our Next Event

Under Construction

Hours and Locations

(972) 293-3806

409 Texas Street
Cedar Hill, Texas 75104
in Historic Downtown

Monday & Wednesday
and by appointment
(Call (972) 293-3806)

Paleontologist Alan Peters with Museum visitor Josh Porter