Downtown Mansfield has all the charm!
Historic Downtown Mansfield started over 125 years ago in the 1850’s at the crossroads of Main and Broad. At the same time the mill was built, Feild opened a general merchandise store on Broad street, followed later by a post office in 1860. The center of Mansfield was established. Visit Broad and Main street today, and you’ll see a vibrant downtown area that still offers movies in the original 1917 Farr Best Theater, a gem of Mansfield history. The 158-seat venue was first opened by Milton May Farr, who became one of the cities most prominent citizens and oversaw the installation of the first electric lights in the city, and a modernized water system.
Don’t miss a stop at the Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center
The Heritage Center is located at 102 North Main Street which is open Tuesday through Saturday. The museum features displays and artifacts from Mansfield’s early settlers. It is housed in the W.B. McKnight Building, named for Dr. William Burney McKnight, one of Mansfield’s first physicians. After touring the museum, visit their gift shop where you can purchase a souvenir of your visit. Ornaments of historic buildings are available as well as notecards, cookbooks and various other remembrances.
Then, it’s off to shop the downtown area!
Shops, restaurants, live theater and heritage museum are just a few of the sites and attractions you’ll find in Mansfield TX’s quaint historic downtown. Downtown has retained an authentic feel with well maintained buildings, awnings and storefronts. Multiple clothing and gift shops grace the downtown area. Many include individually owned businesses like Angel Roc which features jewelry, clothing and accessories. Then there is Dazzarkle which features really unique t-shirts, socks, and much much more. If your shopping for that special day be sure to visit Sequal, the local bridal shop!
When you’re ready to stop for a break, Stevens Garden & Grill restaurant has a lavish menu, handmade margaritas, and live music on the weekends. Scott & Steve, “Mansfield’s Favorite Duo”, play every second Friday. Thirsty Thursdays 5K is a monthly community social event happening every third Thursday. All runners over 21 receive 2 free beers courtesy of Stevens Garden & Grill and are treated to live music by “Mansfield’s Favorite Duo.”
Finally, several events are offered annually, sponsored by Downtown Mansfield, Inc and Discover Historic Mansfield, Inc, sister non-profit organizations. The Mansfield Music Alley Festival, Third Thursdays in Downtown, and the Pickle Parade and Palooza, March 15-16, 2019, the worlds ONLY St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade & Palooza! You’ll see dozens of floats and marching groups, including the Mansfield Pickle Queens!
We hope you enjoy your day in Historic downtown Mansfield. For more information contact Marla Yost!