McDade Historical Museum


Main Street and Loop 223, McDade, TX


McDade Historical Museum brims with artifacts about the area’s notorious and not-so-notorious history.

This building, the Old Rock Saloon, built by San Jacinto Veteran John Dempsey Nash, is the oldest building in McDade and serves as the McDade Historical Museum. The building itself carries a bit of history. The saloon was the location of the infamous Olive brothers’ confrontation with the Yegura gang of rustlers. The stone saloon also played a role in the multiple hanging of suspected outlaws by vigilantes in what is now called the “McDade Christmas Massacre of 1883.”