The Starr Family Home is a Texas State Historic Site that maps the 150-year history of the Starr family in Texas. We are pleased to offer rentals of the Blake House, the grounds within the white picket fence, and the gazebo and south lot for your event. 

You can read rental policy or download the Rental Facilities & Rates PDF. Contact the Starr Family Home at 903-938-6039 to begin the rental process. 

Rentals cannot disrupt normal site operations. Glitter, confetti ,and open flames are not permitted.  

Blake House 

1905 Queen Anne Victorian Cottage built by Clara Starr for her daughter, Ruth Starr Blake 

Amenities Include: 

  • Available space includes fully functional kitchen, two restrooms, large entry, and three rooms for 
  • seating and/or serving 
  • Climate Controlled 
  • Max People: 75 

Grounds Within White Picket Fence Only 

Beautifully landscaped areas dotted with tall shade trees, azaleas, roses, and flowers in every hue. 

Amenities Include: 

  • Exteriors of Maplecroft, Blake House, Rosemont, Schoolhouse including Porches 
  • Restrooms Nearby 
  • BBQ Grill with Utensils and Fuel 
  • Running Water Available 
  • Any group over 100 is subject to site manager approval. 

Gazebo & South Lot 

2 acres with a sprinkling of tall shade trees and plenty of wide-open space 

Amenities Include: 

  • Restrooms Nearby 
  • Water & Electricity Available at Gazebo 
  • Any group over 100 is subject to site manager approval. 


  • $60 per hour for one area 
  • $100 per hour for two areas 
  • $140 per hour for all three areas (with site manager approval) 
  • 2 hour minimum 

Alcohol served at any rental is subject to approval. The client is required to hire a security guard and obtain liability insurance for the event at their own expense. 


  • $5 per table 
  • 12—60-Inch Rounds Tables (seats 8) 
  • 4—6-Foot Rectangular Banquet Tables (seats 6) 
  • 3—8-Foot Rectangular Banquet Tables (seats 8) 
  • 20—36-Inch Round Plastic Picnic Tables (seats 4) 
  • $1 per chair 
  • 250 Chairs Available 
  • $150 max for Tables & Chairs 
  • $10/each – White Table Cloths 
  • $100 Table and Chair Set Up and Take-Down (major events only) 
  • $4/adult—$3/child – Guided Tour of Maplecroft (with prior arrangement) 
  • No Charge – 19th Century Toys/Games with Instructions (with prior arrangement)