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Gingerbread Trail Home Tour

    49th Annual Tour of Homes   


Photos of 2017 Gingerbread Trail Tour Homes



June 3rd & 4th, 2017

Waxahachie, Texas


Tour homes are open 10 AM - 4 PM, Saturday and Sunday


Benefiting the

Ellis County Museum, Inc.


Changes for the 2017 Gingerbread Trail

There will be no activities in Getzendaner Park this year.


Participants can print out this page or follow this link

for a .PDF version of the


2017 Gingerbread Trail Brochure




Trail Map at Bottom of Page














Mr. Jim Pitts












Gingerbread Trail Home Tour Bike Route

Start and end bike tour at Getzendaner Park. Free parking, food vendors, arts, crafts, antiques and rest areas.


Click here for Bike Route Map






VISIT WAXAHACHIE AND THE 49TH ANNUAL GINGERBREAD TRAIL.  Queen Anne Victorian, Gothic Revival, Bungalow, Romanesque and Greek Revival are a few architectural styles you'll see in Waxahachie.  The 49th Annual Gingerbread Trail celebrates this architecture on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th, 10 AM to 4 PM.  Tour our special selection of five private homes. Get the inside scoop on restoration triumphs, DIY recommendations and local ghost lore.  Visit historically recognized buildings such as the Ellis County Museum, Sims Library, the Ellis County Courthouse, and the new Ellis County Art Museum on the downtown square.

EXPLORE THE CENTURY-OLD DOWNTOWN SQUARE IN HISTORIC WAXAHACHIE. Under the watchful eye of the historic Ellis County Courthouse, enjoy colorful shops and culinary treats in Waxahachie's revitalized downtown.

PAINT HISTORIC WAXAHACHIE! The Ellis County Art Association presents "Paint Historic Waxahachie" show and sale of plein air paintings from 10 AM - 5 PM Saturday and noon - 5 PM Sunday at their new gallery, 113 W. Franklin St., on the downtown square. In addition, on Saturday, the Association will host a "Plein Air - The Next Generation"...... Children will paint their "interpretation" of the Ellis County Courthouse on the walkway in front of ART on the Square, 113 W. Frankin St. This FREE event is from 10 AM - noon on Saturday, June 3. For more information, call 972-937-3414 or visit

Waxahachie Downtown Merchants Association's (WDMA) tea party! The WDMA will host a tea party for young ladies, ages 4 - 12,  with three sessions on Saturday (11, 12:15 and 1:30) in the Courthouse Pocket Park. Please make your reservations early to attend this event by visiting

COURTHOUSE TOURS. The Ellis County Courthouse is open for public tours during the Gingerbread Trail. Take this opportunity to view this exquisite building, ranked in the top twenty architecturally significant structures in Texas. Tours offered from 10 AM - 2 PM on Saturday and noon - 2 PM on Sunday by Historic Waxahachie, Inc.

CLASSIC WHEELS IN GETZENDANER PARK. The Midlothian Classic Wheels will have a benefit car show Saturday, June 3rd, 11 AM - 3 PM in Getzendaner Park. Visit for more information.





FERRIS HEIGHTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 108 Center St. will be celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. Trail visitors are welcome to stop in from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and 11:30 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. Hand made quilts will be displayed along with memorabilia showing the church's history.







TREASURE HUNT WAXAHACHIE'S EXCEPTIONAL ANTIQUE AND SPECIALTY SHOPPING DISTRICT.  Primitives, Early American furniture, dolls, pottery, quilts, quilting supplies, award-winning tea rooms and restaurants are all within a casual stroll.

REVISIT THE PAST, PRESERVE THE FUTURE.  All proceeds from the Gingerbread Trail benefit the Ellis County Museum.  Tickets are available at the Ellis County Museum, and tour homes.  On the day of the Trail, adult tickets are $25; children tickets (ages 5-12) $7.

PLACE AN ORDER BEFORE MAY 26th AND GET A $5 DISCOUNT ON ADULT TICKETS AND A $2 DISCOUNT ON CHILDREN TICKETS.   To receive this special offer, mail payment and ORDER FORM or call 972-937-0681 with credit card orders. For information on accommodations, direct calls to the Chamber of Commerce at 972-937-2390 or visit .

JUST 35 MINUTES FROM DALLAS OR FORT WORTH TAKES YOU BACK 100 YEARS.   Return to yesterday and enjoy the Gingerbread Trail Home Tour, "Paint Historic Waxahachie" Show & Sale, the Ellis County Courthouse and Midlothian Classic Wheels in Waxahachie. It's a living history lesson that promises to open a doorway to your heart.


2017 Gingerbread Trail Homes

2017 Gingerbread Trail Map

2017 Trail Homes - Historical Information

The links above are printable versions (PDF Files) of the Trail map and house descriptions.


Cole Home

219 Virginia Street






Rust / Wedding Home

210 South Hawkins Street






Thompson Home

409 Sycamore Street






Yates Home

108 Farley Street






Yates Home

626 Kaufman Street




Photographs courtesy of Beth Young

2017 Gingerbread Trail Map

2017 Trail Homes - Historical Information

The links above are printable versions (PDF Files) of the Trail map and house descriptions.


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