Benefiting the Ellis County Museum
Tour our special selection of private, historic homes PLUS the grand reveal of the historic third floor of the Ellis County Museum and new event center, 1889 on the Square!
Central Presbyterian Church*
Due to church services, Sunday tour hours will be from 1-4 pm. Saturday hours are not affected.
The De Leon-Whitfield Home
The Chapman Home
The Doughtery Home
You can begin the tour at any of the homes on the list above.
You can visit the homes on the Gingerbread Trail in any order that you wish.
No, this tour is a self-guided experience.
Yes, tickets can be purchased the day-of at any location on the tour.
Yes, specially-priced children's tickets are available for $10.
Thursday, June 1
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Express Tours
7:30 pm Program
Limited tickets available
Be one of the first to see the renovated historic third floor of the Ellis County Museum, and the unveiling of downtown's newest event center, 1889 on the Square!
Kick off the evening with express tours of the 2023 Gingerbread Trail houses, enjoy the newest exhibit on the history of the Gingerbread Trail while enjoying spectacular skyline views of historic downtown Waxahachie, and experience the grand reveal of 1889 on the Square and the awards presentation to this year's homeowners!
Drinks & light bites included in the evening.
Remember the 2023 Gingerbread Trail every day of the year with your very own collectable Gingerbread Trail T-shirt! Featuring the Trail logo and the incredible sponsors that make this year's tour possible, you don't want to miss this limited-edition opportunity to own a piece of history!
Purchase this year's tour T-shirt in the Ellis County Museum Gift Shop!
Purchase raffle tickets for your chance to win a stunning quilt donated by Denise Lipscomb! All raffle ticket sales benefit the Ellis County Museum.
1 Ticket- $5
5 Tickets- $20
-Saturday, June 3rd 10 AM - 2 PM
-Sunday, June 4th 12 PM - 2 PM
A recorded Texas Historic Landmark by the Texas State Historical Commission, the farmhouse is fully appointed with early to middle 20th century furnishings to reflect the home life of early Ellis County farm families.
Learn more at www.ruralheritagefarm.org
Gingerbread Title Sponsors
Gingerbread Victorian Sponsors
Gingerbread Craftsman Sponsors
Beth Young | Deb Rupp | Kate & Matt Authier
David & Paula Hudgins | Jim & Melissa Chapman
Gingerbread Cottage Sponsors
KBEC | Guild Mortgage | Pearman Oil & Gas | First Financial | Melissa McClain-Lewis
Fresh Market Coffee | Gateway Mortgage | Interspec Home Inspections
Community National Bank & Trust of Texas | Jerry & Shirley Chapman
Raquel & Mark Gundert | The Blackburns | Mosquito Shield of Waxahachie
Gingerbread Bungalow Sponsors
Underwood Homeplace | Kevin & Darlene Chester | Linebarger Law Firm
Jennifer Wartsbaugh, Edward Jones | John & Arlene Hamilton
The Cowpasture Insurance Agency | Jyro Signs | Pizazz Balloon Decor
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