Millermore Mansion in Dallas


The Millermore Mansion is located in the Dallas Heritage Village. The village is situated in a place called Old City Park that has a collection of historic buildings and homes that visitors can tour. One of those historic buildings is called the Millermore Mansion. The Millermore Mansion is named after the family that lived in the home for over one hundred years. In 1855, a man named William Brown Miller constructed the mansion and finished the completion just as the Civil War broke out. William Brown Miller was one of the most prosperous cotton planters and slave-owners in the Antebellum South.

An adjacent house near the Millermore Mansion is called the Miller Log House. The Miller Log House was built in 1847 by William Brown Miller and his salves. The log cabin was created from real cedar and oak trees and was a temporary residence for William Miller until construction on his mansion could begin in 1855. Once Miller moved into the mansion, his slaves were given the log cabin as shelter.

The Millermore Mansion is a two-story home that is considered by paranormal experts to be haunted. Paranormal investigators have become increasingly interested in the eerie incidents that have allegedly occurred at the Millermore Mansion. Visitors, volunteers, and staff of the home have reported seeing the spirit of a woman present near the master bedroom of the mansion. Countless claims of visitors experiencing a presence or apparition have been recorded over the years. The most popular and interesting aspect of the Millermore Mansion is its reported haunting. The haunting of the mansion has been of special interest to numerous groups, locals, and tourists over the last thirty years. The mansion has even been featured on a science fiction television program called "Ghosthunters" where paranormal investigators use different mechanisms to detect the unseen activity of possible ghosts.

Over the years, the Millermore Mansion began to crumble and was headed down the road of demolition by the city of Dallas. In 1968, a group of Dallas citizens called the Dallas County Heritage Society stepped in and saved the mansion and begin to have it restored and reserved as a historic building. By 1969, the Millermore Mansion opened as the first restored historic building in City Park. To date, it is the largest remaining historic mansion in the city of Dallas.

Visitors who tour the Millermore Mansion feel as if they have stepped back in time. The mansion is well preserved through its structure and original furnishings give the ambiance of a home occupied by pioneers on the edge of the Civil War. The Millermore Mansion is built in a Greek Revival style and is two stories tall. Gorgeous antique furnishing from the Civil War period grace the home with its beauty. Fireplaces, old lamps, and wooden chairs and tables are placed carefully throughout the mansion. Group and individual tours of the home are available for a fee. The tour fee includes viewing several of the historical homes and buildings located in the Dallas Heritage Village.

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Feb 16, 2011 @ 7:19 pm
i would like more info on the millermore mansion. where it was moved from and the out come of the investigation of the paranomal experts.
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Aug 27, 2011 @ 8:08 am
same here, just read Texas Childhood by Evelyn Miller Crowell which was a fascinating story of Dallas area childhood in the early 1900s and tales from civil war era as well
She talks about various geographic features that I'd love to know where to find now

I'm just starting to search so maybe the info is out there!
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Apr 28, 2012 @ 8:20 pm
When I was pregnant my little girl felt something in there, so much she would not stop kicking and moving I really thought she was trying to get out! I almost fainted and the tour guild gave me a chair to sit outside so my family and other guest could finish...that was 9 yrs ago
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Aug 6, 2013 @ 5:05 am
My mother was the head housekeeper around 15 yrs ago. Before she even told me that the Millermore mansion was haunted at some point in late October I viewed a woman looking at me from the 2nd floor room to the left standing at the 2nd window. I was sitting in the gazebo in front of the house across the street. I asked my mother who was it because I waved at her and didnt recognize her so I figured it was a new employee or volunteer in period costume. She said it was empty and she had the only keys to the place as everyone else had already headed home. It was a middle aged white woman. I told her and she got chills and told me about her experiences. I would go there all the time after school and weekends. Not only is the Millermore mansion haunted also the neighborhood. Mansions used to be lined up on Hickory St. and you can still see the grand entrances to the front yards of a bygone era. The area has known violence since the twenties. I'm a Dallas history lover anyone willing to chat can email me at santoslaguna58@yahoo.com
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Feb 6, 2014 @ 6:18 pm
The mansion was moved from across the street from William B. Miller school. There is a church on that site now. My class toured the house back in the day.
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Mar 20, 2014 @ 2:14 pm
I graduated from high school in Dallas in 1966. About 1965 some $20,000 was raised by DISD students for the removal of the Millermore Manson for preservation. I participated in that fund raiser. My recollection is that the original site was out Bonnie View Rd somewhere south from Fordham Rd. I have not seen any historical markers in the vicinity.

I am a genealogist of 33 years and one of these days I will get down to the Dallas Main Library to pinpoint where the mansion was.
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Apr 15, 2015 @ 5:17 pm
My dad toured the home in high school. One of Mr. Miller's granddaughter's lived there. It was around 1959. He has also taken me to where the house originally was built on Millermore Street and Bonnieview. There is a church there now but there are still graves all around behind the church in the brush.
Sarah
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Nov 28, 2015 @ 7:19 pm
Millermore Manor was originally located at 3110 Bonnieview drive.
After several paranormal investigations it was deemed that the house is not haunted.
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Jun 16, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Where is the Miller scrapbook? At the house or elsewhere?
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Aug 19, 2019 @ 7:19 pm
I live down the street (literally) from the location where it was at originally. There's a church there now and an elementary school across the street named after him. I have used my metal detector at the school and so far I have found coins as old as the 60s but that's it. I would like to detect the church and hopefully find older coins there. But I have to ask fir permission first.

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