53rd Annual Gingerbread Trail Tour of Homes

June 3rd & 4th

53rd Annual Gingerbread Trail Tour of Homes

10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Downtown Waxahachie

Tour several beautiful private homes featured in this year’s tour and experience the rich, century-old history of each house. This year, we're also kicking off the tour with "our home," the Ellis County Museum where you'll experience a special guided tour of the newly renovated second and third floors plus a specially curated exhibit featuring 53 years of Gingerbread Tour history. Additionally, visitors may tour the exquisite and ornate Sims Library and the historic Ellis County Courthouse, while taking in the quaint shops and unique eateries located throughout Downtown Waxahachie.

Gingerbread Trail Preview Party

Be one of the first to tour the newly renovated third floor of The Ellis County Museum, featuring the grand Assembly Hall and the Lecture Hall surrounded by what is arguably the most stunning views overlooking downtown Waxahachie, along with an early look our 2023 selection of private, historic homes.

Midlothian Car Show

Don’t miss this year’s classic car show at Getzandaner Park! Go back in time and see spectacular restorations of classics from across the ages, and enjoy these mechanical marvels.

Nicholas P. Sims Library Tour
Explore one of the most beutiful buildings in Waxahachie! A pioneer in privately-endowed Texas libraries, get an inside look at the stunning gilded-plaster Lyceum inside the Nicholas P. Sims Library.

Self-Guided Bike Tour

Experience the majestic history of beautiful historic Waxhachie from your bike! Enjoy the beautiful streets and sights of the storied seat of Ellis County- perfect for friend or family groups.

Antiques & Boutiques Market

Saturday, June 3rd

9:00am – 5:00 PM

Singleton Plaza

Shop till you drop and discover the best antiques and boutique vendors Waxahachie has to offer.

Vendor booths now available

Free Historic Courthouse Tours

If you haven’t experienced the Historic Waxahachie Couthouse up and personal, you’re missing out! This is a must-do guided tour, and is free to the public.

Get Involved

This museum would not be operational without our amazing community members, board of directors, and volunteers. We truly appreciate all that you to do help us preserve and share the rich, historic history of Ellis County! 

If you are interested in supporting our museum or becoming a member, let us know!



201 S. College St., Waxahachie, Texas  75165
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