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Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park

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Address: 1515 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75215-1204
Phone Number:
+1 214-413-3679
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Located on the grounds of Dallas's first city park, Dallas Heritage Village...

Located on the grounds of Dallas's first city park, Dallas Heritage Village is the perfect place to step back in time. You can immerse yourself in the lives of Texans during the pioneer and Victorian eras. The buildings are all part of North Texas history and give you the opportunity to see and experience nineteenth century life. As you stroll through the grounds, you'll discover how crops were grown, how animals were cared for, how family life progressed, and how the sense of community developed for ordinary Texans over 100 years ago. The Village hosts multiple family events throughout the year and visitors can participate in daily activities led by History Hosts.

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I went to Dallas Heritage Village when I had a few hours to kill in Dallas. When I first drove up, I was somewhat disappointed as I could tell that many of the structures were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bringing together a variety of homes & buildings from the area, this open air museum does a great job of providing access to quickly vanishing history in a convenient, pleasurable large park. It was great to see groups of Girl Scouts touring the homes, watching the blacksmith and rolling wooden hoops through the "main street".

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dhvillage2016, Guest Relations Manager at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review. It looks like you came to see us during one of our semi-annual Girl Scout Workshop Days. It is always great when Scouts and other visitors get to share in the history and time at the Village together. Hoops and Graces is always a crowd favorite! More 

Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Dallas Heritage Village when I had a few hours to kill in Dallas. When I first drove up, I was somewhat disappointed as I could tell that many of the structures were neglected. I was there on a Friday afternoon and there was almost no one else there besides school children. However, once I was in, I... More 

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dhvillage2016, Guest Relations Manager at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out to see Dallas Heritage Village! For building maintenance, we always say "you never save a historic once, you save it everyday." Unfortunately that's quite an undertaking for multiple historic houses and we have a deferred maintenance list that we wish was significantly shorter. We prioritize the buildings that need it most. The Blum House (the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

My husband and I stayed at a hotel in downtown Dallas and we tried to find things to do within walking distance. We were going to take bus to Presidential Library but was 30 + minutes away. Found this place; we were able to walk here. On returning to hotel we stopped by Dallas Farmers Market for quick bite to... More 

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dhvillage2016, Guest Relations Manager at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting and we are glad to see you had a great time. The Farmer's Market is a staff favorite for lunch as well! We appreciate your feedback. More 

Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very cool park and heritage center that is like stepping back in time. Lots of beautiful old homes, shops and artistic sites. This place is at its best during the Christmas Holidays, they offer an "Old Time" Christmas complete with sleigh rides and srts and crafts.

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dhvillage2016, Guest Relations Manager at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out to see us! Being located on Dallas' very first park, makes even the grounds of our museum historic. Our annual Candlelight event is always a big hit and we just celebrated our 45th Candlelight this past year. We have other events year round so we hope that you head back over to check them out!... More 

Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The guild has wonderful food for purchase in the meeting building. There are carolers strolling, concerts and shows included in the admission price. The donkeys are kid friendly. The sheep are eager to eat treats you offer. The costumes and information given at each house are wonderful. There are crafts for the kids. John Deer tractor pulled hayrides are 3.00... More 

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dhvillage2016, Guest Relations Manager at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to our annual Candlelight Event! It was our 45th Candlelight event this past year and it has a lot of tradition. The Guild bake sale is always a hit with our guests and staff and the three stages always have a variety of performances going on. We hope you come back and see us this next... More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Dallas Heritage Village is a 13-acre compound, comprising many historic buildings. Some were moved in whole, and some have been reconstructed one brick, one board at a time. There's a functioning blacksmith (they offer lessons), a bank, a saloon, a library, and many other houses and buildings. One of the restroom facilities was built by the Works Progress Administration, out... More 

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dhvillage2016, Guest Relations Manager at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Dallas Heritage Village to host such an important event! We have various locations available for rental throughout the grounds but the Pavilion is a very popular choice with our clients. Now that the big day is over, we hope you come back to visit! If anyone has rental inquiries, please send an email to rentals@dallasheritagevillage.org. More 

Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited here last Sunday and spent about 2 1/2 hours walking around. The only downside is there is nowhere to purchase anything to eat or drink. There were docents in costume at a few of the buildings. It's a really cool place to go check old west Texas! We enjoyed it! You can go in and... More 

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dhvillage2016, Guest Relations Manager at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out to visit us. We used to have a restaurant onsite, however that has been out of operation for years. In our Ticket Office we have a small selection of snacks and soft drinks for purchase. We do encourage visitors to bring a picnic with them and enjoy the grounds to make up for our lack... More 

Dallas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a great place. Lots of buildings that have been moved to this location, over the years, from all over north Texas. Beautiful grounds lots of large tress, plenty of parking if you drive, and you can take public transit if you want. Lots of school kids in the morning if you go during the school year, but the... More 

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dhvillage2016, Guest Relations Manager at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our museum, glad to see you enjoyed your visit! As we have a larger footprint we are able to accommodate more school children than the average museum, and we are especially busy in April and May every year. We always post a "field trip forecast" for the week on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This will... More 

Madison
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is a cute little village with great history! I highly recommend a visit! To volunteers are lively and full of information and passion for this site!

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dhvillage2016, Guest Relations Manager at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Dallas Heritage Village this fall. We are glad to see you enjoyed your time. At the Village we do our best to tell the story of life in North Texas during 1840 to 1910 through our homes as well as interactions with our staff and volunteer docents. Come back and see us soon! More 

Dallas, TX USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Homes from the 1800's on have been moved here and decorated for the time of the home. At Christmas time there is a Candlelight Weekend with food, Carole's. A fun place to visit. Docents tell the history of Dallas thru the homes.

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dhvillage2016, Guest Relations Manager at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Dallas Heritage Village. Our Candlelight event is certainly a local favorite and this year will mark our 45th annual Candlelight! This event comes complete with decorated buildings, our Guild's bake sale, food trucks, hay rides, and more. Our docents our top notch and we hope they help to make every visitor's experience memorable. More 

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