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Three historical attractions open in Bonham
By Malinda Allison and Stacie Flood
Jul 23, 2020
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Bonham, Texas -- Three historic attractions are now open in Bonham for visitors, with restrictions. 

The Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site, 890 West State Highway 56 in Bonham, is open for limited tours and retail-to-go! Individuals or household groups will be offered self-guided tours following an adjusted tour schedule that allows ample time for cleaning between tours. Visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering while inside buildings to protect staff and other visitors. The site is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with tours offered at 10:00, 10:40, 11:20, 1:00, 1:40, 2:20, and 3:00. Visitors wishing to tour the Sam Rayburn House are encouraged to call (903) 583-5558 ahead of their visit to make reservations.  Learn more about the Rayburn House at http://www.visitsamrayburnhouse.com/.

 

The Fannin County Museum of History, located in the old Texas & Pacific Railroad depot, just a few blocks south of the Courthouse Square on Main Street, is open Tuesday-Saturday, noon - 4 pm.  Each group visiting the Museum is limited to 5 individuals and only 2 groups will be allowed in the Museum at any time. All tours will be self-guided. The wearing of a cloth mask is encouraged.  Learn more about the Museum at www.fannincountymuseum.org

 

Fort Inglish Frontier Village, an open-air pioneer village on West Sam Rayburn Drive in Bonham, is open Thursday - Saturday, 11 am - 3 pm.  Each group visiting Fort Inglish will be limited to 5 individuals and only 2 groups will be allowed at any time.  All tours are self-guided.   The wearing of a cloth mask is encouraged.  Learn more about Fort Inglish at

http://visitbonham.com/things-to-see/fort-inglish-village/

 

And work on the restoration of the Fannin County Courthouse is ongoing, and is very interesting to observe.