Dixie’s Store

Shop at Dixie’s Store for Unique Gifts for All Ages!

Built in 1918, Dixie’s Store was moved to Chestnut Square in 1996.  This building has a soft spot in the hearts of many of McKinney’s former school children.  Dixie would give soft drinks or candy to local children who brought a straight “A” report card to her attention. She would also paddle those who acted up in her store…and they had to sign their names on the store paddle!  Drop by to see this infamous “Paddle”!!  Today, Dixie’s Store serves as a memory of a simpler shopping time and a gift store for Chestnut Square.

Dixie’s Store offers handcrafted items and fun toys that take children back to simpler play.  We, also, stock local history books.  During the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from April through October, Dixie’s Store offers cold drinks, air conditioning and candy.

Dixie's Store

Dixie’s Store Hours

Tuesday – Friday
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Stop by the Visitors Center first)

8 a.m. – noon (during Farmers Market)

Here are some of are our featured items:

  • Farmer’s Market Cookbooks
  • Chester the Cat Items
  • Prairie Dresses
  • Handmade Crafts
  • NEW Chestnut Square T-Shirts
  • Jewelry
  • Potato Bags
  • Potholders
  • Cup Cozies and Mug Rugs