Denton County Office of History and Culture


Denton County Office of History and Culture Bayless Selby House 2021
Bayless Selby House 2021

Located in downtown Denton, Texas, the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum offers a glimpse into the history and culture of the area through rotating and permanent exhibits. On the courthouse lawn, visitors may be surprised to find the grave of the county’s namesake, John B. Denton. 
After visiting the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, take a stroll over to the Denton County Historical Park. Just a few blocks from the downtown square, the Historical Park is home to the Bayless-Selby House Museum, the Taylor Log Cabin, and the Denton County African American Museum. Each of these museums provide a look into early periods of Denton County’s history.

Type of Attraction: Historic Site and Museum

Nearby attractions:

  • Downtown Denton – shopping, restaurants, breweries
  • Courthouse-on-the-Square-Museum
  • Denton County Historical Park
  • Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
  • Near Downtown – University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University, Quakertown Park

Seasonal Dates: Historical Park Summer Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10-2; Winter Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 10-2
Business Hours: Courthouse Museum: Monday-Friday, 10-4 and Saturday, 11-3
Bus Parking: Free parking available at the Denton County Historical Park

Group Rates: Group tours are $1 per visitor. Bus services are not provided by the museum.
Deposit/Payment Policy: Cash or Check due at time of visit

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Denton County Office of History and Culture
110 W. Hickory Street
Denton, Texas 76201
Group Sales Contact: Megan Joblin
Group Sales Phone: (940) 349-2854
Fax: (940) 349-2851