Welcome to Caruth Homeplace.
It’s a historic place where you can learn about a remarkable family, the city they loved and helped develop, and the home where they lived and entertained and worked and played for five generations.
The Caruth Homeplace sits on 5.9 acres in North Dallas. These 5.9 acres were once the headquarters of a vast cotton farming operation that stretched more than 30,000 acres – all the way to the edge of present-day downtown Dallas!
The intertwined story of the Caruths and Dallas stretches back to 1848 when William Barr Caruth came to the seven-year-old village of approximately 150 people and opened a general store on the banks of the Trinity River. Through their philanthropy, entrepreneurship and community pride, the Caruths’ impact on Dallas continues to this day and beyond.
The Homeplace holds the historic Old Farmhouse, which dates back to 1852, and the Main House, which dates back to 1872. The Main House was renovated in 1938, and it has recently been restored to its 1938 condition by the Communities Foundation of Texas. Several rooms of the Main House are open for pre-arranged tours to give you a glimpse of the life of a well-to-do Dallas family in a bygone age.
Learn more about this historic home and the Caruth family on this website. And after your website tour, click here for more information about an on-site tour.