Brown-Dorsey Medallion Home – Owned, restored and maintained by the Midland County Historical Society, this home, built in 1899, is reportedly the oldest house in Midland. The historic Victorian style residence, decorated with furnishings from the 1800s, features a magnificent Gothic art glass window in the entry. Tours are available by appointment.
Location: 213 N Weatherford St
Contact: (432) 688-8947
George W. Bush Childhood Home – Opened on April 11, 2006, the home has been restored to the early 1950’s and reflects the lives of the young family through exhibits and furnishings. Nowhere outside the United States have so many prominent political figures lived in one home – two presidents, two governors, first lady, ambassador, and a CIA director.
Location: 1412 W Ohio Ave
When to Visit: Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm; Sundays: 2 pm– 5 pm (Tours given until 4:30 pm); The museum is closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day & Easter Sunday.
Yucca Theatre – Opened on December 5, 1929, the Yucca Theatre was designed to complement the attached Petroleum Building. A popular summer event, Summer Mummers, was first presented at the theater in 1949. Summer Mummers is currently the longest running melodrama in the US, put on each year by the Midland Community Theater! For upcoming shows, visit the Midland Community Theater website.
Location: 208 N Colorado St
Scarborough Linebery Home – Built in 1907 the Scarborough-Linebery House is the second-oldest home in Midland and is an example of ranch-style architecture characteristic of early-day West Texas cattleman. The home belonged to the same family for 90 years before it was donated to the City of Midland. The historical home is open by appointment for guided tours, luncheons, dinner parties, day retreats, weddings, receptions, and backyard functions.
Location: 802 S Main St
Haley Memorial Library – While the Haley Memorial Library isn’t necessarily considered a historic site, it holds a lot of precious history! Learn about Texas and southwestern history including the cattle industry and those behind it. The library features more than 30,000 volumes covering western exploration, early railroads, and the development of ranching, mining, petroleum, and politics. The library also features extensive information on the Lincoln County War and Billy the Kid, and a collection of bronze sculptures, paintings, and artifacts.
Location: 1805 W Indiana
When to Visit: Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.