Decatur: Wise County Heritage Museum

Wise County was a crossing point for one of the many feeder branches of the Chisholm Trail. It was also where “cattle king” Dan Waggoner built his mansion, a shrine to the wealth he accumulated ranching in seven North Texas counties. Historical markers honor where the cattle trail crossed Wise County, as well as the site of the Waggoner Mansion. The Wise County Heritage Museum showcases photographs, artifacts, and other exhibits telling the stories of the county’s past.

Wise County Heritage Museum

  • Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Call first to ensure the museum is open)
  • Admission: Ages 13 and older: $2, Ages 6-12: $1
  • 1602 S. Trinity St., Decatur, TX
  • 940-627-5586
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  • National Register of Historic Places