A Few Fun & Free Things to Do in Mansfield
Jul 19, 2016 02:46PM
● By Melanie Heisinger
Mansfield 88 Project. Courtesy of their Facebook page.
108 South Main Street
Mansfield , TX
Looking to go to a concert? The LOT Downtown has some great shows, and most are FREE. Their mission is to revitalize Historic Downtown. To learn more, read our article "The LOT Downtown Hopes To Revitalize Historic Downtown Mansfield".
Mansfield Historical Museum
102 North Main Street
Tuesday - Saturday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Mansfield Historical Society was formed in 1970 with the express purpose of collecting, investigating and preserving the richness of our southern heritage through genealogical, biographical and historical data about the Mansfield community and its residents.
The two floors of displays at the Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center are professionally designed and showcase a diverse collection of period maps, photos, furniture, clothing, tools and other artifacts.
They regularly change many of the displays, so it is likely that you will always see something new.
For more information about museum tours, visit their website here.
All walking tours begin and end at:
Mansfield Historical Museum & Heritage Center
102 N. Main Street
The walking tours will take you past the homes of some of Mansfield's leading citizens--past the landmarks that made Mansfield what it is today. Several of these buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places or have other historical markers. You can learn about the Mansfield Male & Female Academy and the town's link to the railroad. See an original bank safe from the late 1800's in one of the downtown businesses, and later admire the homestead of Ralph S. Man, one of the founders of the town.
Brochures for each tour are available at the Museum for 25 cents. Visit their website for more information.
Walnut Creek Linear Park TrailsContact:
Walnut Creek Linear Park opened in January 2007 and consists of a 12-foot wide concrete trail that extends from Town Park to James McKnight Park East along Walnut Creek. The trail is 1.9 miles long and connects five parks, three neighborhoods and two schools. Trail heads can be found at Town Park, Katherine Rose Memorial Park, Hardy Allmon Soccer Complex, Palm Court, James McKnight Park West and James McKnight Park East. menities along the trail include bird watching stations, overlooks and picnic stations. The historic railroad bridge "Jeffryes Crossing" was named after Steve Jeffryes who served on the Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation Board from 1994 to 2004.
Mansfield 88 is a program in which local residents donate a piano to be painted. These painted works of art are then placed in and around the city of Mansfield, and are free for anyone to sit down and play.
Visit their website for more information about the pianos and their locations throughout the city.