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    48th Annual Tour of Homes   


Photos of 2016 Gingerbread Trail Tour Homes (coming soon)


June 4th & 5th, 2016

Waxahachie, Texas

Benefiting the

Ellis County Museum, Inc.


Changes for the 2016 Gingerbread Trail

* Houses will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM - 4 PM rather than 10 AM - 6 PM as in past years.


Participants can print out this page or follow this link

for a .PDF version of the


2016 Gingerbread Trail Brochure (coming soon)




Trail Map at Bottom of Page



















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 48TH ANNUAL GINGERBREAD TRAIL.  Victorian, Gingerbread, Gothic Revival, and Queen Anne are a few architectural styles you'll see in Waxahachie.  The 48th Annual Gingerbread Trail celebrates this architecture on Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th, 10 AM to 4 PM.  Tour our special selection of five private homes. Get the inside scoop on restoration triumphs and local ghost lore.  Visit historically recognized buildings such as the newly restored Ellis County Courthouse, the Ellis County Museum, Sims Library, Ellis County Art Museum and view vintage automobiles parked around the downtown square.

Children Events Hosted by 2016 Gingerbread Trail Arts & Crafts Show! (click for details) 

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 ON THE SQUARE. The Midlothian Classic Wheels will have a benefit car show Saturday, June 4th, 11 AM - 3 PM on the courthouse square. Visit for more information. (update)


TREASURE HUNT WAXAHACHIE'S EXCEPTIONAL ANTIQUE AND SPECIALTY SHOPPING DISTRICT.  Primitives, Early American furniture, dolls, pottery, quilts, quilting supplies, award-winning tea rooms, bars, 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 27th 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 Visa/MasterCard. 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, Arts & Crafts Fair, Antique Market and Plein Air Painting Event in Waxahachie. It's a living history lesson that promises to open a doorway to your heart.


2016 Gingerbread Trail Homes

(Photos of 2016 Tour Homes coming soon)


2016 Gingerbread Trail Map (Down the road)

2016 Trail Homes - Historical Information (Down the road)

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


Anderson Home

707 Sycamore Street



Chapman Home

616 North Rogers Street



Lohden Home

611 East Marvin Avenue



Quintero Home

1206 West Main Street



Schmidt Home

1121 West Main Street



Photographs courtesy of John Hamilton

2016 Gingerbread Trail Map (Down the road)

2016 Trail Homes - Historical Information (Down the road)

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


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