Historic Sites 

Denton offers history and education

Learn about Denton's past by touring our museums, historic homes, and buildings.

Bayless-Selby House Museum

The walls of this Victorian style house museum tell the story of life in Denton at the turn-of-the-century. The story of Denton County prior to 1908 is told through the music room with the E. Gabler & Bro. grand piano, the elegantly set dining room table, and the majesty of the Eastlake-style adult...

Denton County African American Museum

Built in 1904, the simple frame house that holds the Denton County African American Museum was once part of an African American neighborhood known as Quakertown, a small community located close to the central business district of Denton. Quakertown, named in honor of the abolitionist Quakers who...

Denton County Courthouse-on-the Square Museum

Built in 1896, this structure is one of Denton County’s most celebrated and iconic artifacts. It is the centerpiece of the downtown square. The building was restored in 2004 using the original blueprints of architect W.C. Dodson. It is constructed of limestone from Denton, pink granite from the...

Old Alton Bridge

Old Alton Bridge, also known as Goatman's Bridge, is a historic iron truss bridge connecting the Texas cities of Denton and Copper Canyon.