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.


Because of the continued presence of the Corona Virus (Covid 19) in our area, the Cedar Hill Historical Society office will be closed until further notice.  

Phone messages left at our office number will be checked once a week and action taken as needed.  We can easily be reached by email at the following addresses: karen@cedarhillmuseum.com and geri@cedarhillmuseum.com

Our displays have been in storage since July of 2018 and will remain there until our new home with the Cedar Hill Public Library is ready for us.  For this reason, there are no artifacts to be viewed at our office. 


Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Our third annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser is May,  2022


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2021 tournament is cancelled.  Please check here in 2022 for details of the tournament next spring

Hours and Locations

(972) 293-3806

409 Texas Street
Cedar Hill, Texas 75104
in Historic Downtown

Open by appointment, only
Call (972) 293-3806