Old Town Keller – Keller, Texas
Old Town Keller is the flourishing historic area of Keller, Texas. This great shopping district started as a train stop in 1881 and now offers stellar small-business shopping, eats, and services along US 377 just north and south of FM 1709. Each Old Town shop has a personality all its own where visitors are welcomed with a friendliness that has become just a memory in most stores today.
Find one-of-a-kind small shops, live music, health and beauty services, boutiques, quirky specialties, art, history museums, education, and services that appeal to anyone wanting the special touch of an Old Town. Come hang out in Old Town Keller and experience the great comforts of knowing and being known in friendly settings where you are the #1 priority.
Wild Rose Heritage Center
The Center features artifacts and memories highlighting Keller’s history, including pictures and stories of its founding families. We recently added our new exhibit, Dr. Harold Wyss’s office. He practiced in Keller from the 1930s into the early 1950s. It features an authentic examination table and equipment.
Catherine Anne’s Books and Research center
Catherine Anne’s features literary books about Keller, the state of Texas, and much more. You’ll also find an extensive collection of early Keller’s photos and documents. The research room is open for your genealogy research, or we are happy to help. Housed in the same building as the Station House is the Old-Fashioned Textile Museum, displaying a working World War ll-era floor loom, and a Civil War-era sewing machine.
The Station House
Across the street from the Wild Rose Heritage Center, We created the Station House with authentic railroad artifacts and original model railroad displays. Children can enjoy our outdoor railroad-themed play area, and it’s a fun and unique place for birthday parties.
The latest efforts to improve Old Town Keller involve upgrading Bates Street with a park to hold festivals and adding connectivity to the west side. The goal of the nearly $4.97 million project is to create a destination for residents and visitors alike, officials said.
Work includes reconstructing the road, replacing the utilities, improving drainage, and adding an adjoining park with an elevated pavilion and public art benches. The city also plans to build a median with a pedestrian hybrid beacon and crosswalk along Main Street/US 377 just south of Bates Street to connect to the west side of Old Town Keller, which saw work completed there in 2017.
Mayor Armin Mizani said all of the elements are part of a larger effort to make Keller one of the most family-friendly cities in the state.
Construction on Bates Street began in July and is expected to wrap up in fall 2023, according to the city’s timeline. The next phase will involve the reconstruction of Elm Street, which is still under design and tentatively scheduled for construction beginning in 2024.