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 — a city steeped in family values, tradition and rich in history. See our page on the City of Cedar Hill website.

If you would like to join the Museum, download our membership application. The Cedar Hill Museum of History meets the first Tuesday of each month at 607 Cedar Street.

See our displays at the Cedar Hill Government Center, the Zula B. Wylie Library, and at the new Babe's Chicken Dinner House.

We’re Moving!

The Cedar Hill Museum is moving! As of July 1, 2018 we will no longer reside at 601 Cedar Street. 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 currently on display will temporarily close 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 museums forever home!

Our Next Event

The Cedar Hill Museum of History board meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at 607 Cedar Street. 

Hours and Location

(972) 293-3806
 

607 Cedar Street
Cedar Hill, Texas 75104
in Historic Downtown
 

11am-3pm
Friday-Saturday
and by appointment
(Call 214 769-8425)

Now on Display

Charles E. Finsley
Memorial Fossil Exhibit

Friday through Saturday
11 am to 3 pm
by Alan Peters,
Paleontologist

Paleontologist Alan Peters with Museum visitor Josh Porter