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Texas Brazos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Earle Harrison House


Built at the edge of an unsettled frontier, this Greek Revival-style mansion stands as the only restored antebellum home open to the public in Waco. Fully restored in 1970, and moved to its present location, the Earle-Harrison house stands as a vestige of days gone by, a celebration of those who have gone before. The current embodiment of Earle-Harrison House is prized for the beauty of its botanical garden and grounds, as much as for the house itself. Surrounded by five acres of towering live oaks, manicure lawns,a 75-foot rose arbor, and a lily pond, this stately Greek Revivalstyle mansion holds a strong place in Waco’s history. The home’s stunning collection of 19th-century heirlooms is the perfect prelude to a picnic on the beautifully landscaped grounds.


Location

  • 1901 North 5th Street
  • Waco , Texas
  • 76708

Contact

Hours & Fees

  • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and first Sunday of the month.

  • $5 per person


Map & Directions

From I-35 take the 4th/5th street exit, turn northwest (opposite the Baylor campus) onto 4th street. 4th street is a one-way street; travel 1.95 miles to Ellis street, turn left onto this one-block street. Park on Ellis, or park in the posted lots on Ellis & 5th street, or, make a left turn onto 5th street and park in any of the posted lots near Earle-Harrison House.