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Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park

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Address: 1515 South Harwood, Dallas, TX 75215-1273
Phone Number: 214-421-5141
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Park containing over 37 historic buildings.

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Experience Remnants Of Days Gone By

My wife & I enjoy touring old houses, villages, buildings etc. We don't expect a perfectly preserved or restored place and if its old it has defects. We enjoyed all of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I enjoy touring old houses, villages, buildings etc. We don't expect a perfectly preserved or restored place and if its old it has defects. We enjoyed all of the buildings, particularly the tour of the mansion by an on site volunteer. His historical narration was very compelling. The old hotel was another interesting building. It was hard... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Visited during their Christmas Candlelight event; our family loved it. Live Music, kettlekorn, donkeys, food trucks, crafts, demonstrations, and toured all the historic homes. We have a park like this in our own city and love it whether there is a special event going on or not. This park is large enough to wear out your kids but small enough... More 

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We liked it a lot. It was like time traveling. There are collection of old houses which were moved from Dallas and other places in this reserve. Houses from 18th and beginning of 19th century. Most of the houses open for public. You can go inside and see how people lived then. There is a blacksmith house, a doctor house,... More 

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Malibu, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a Friday afternoon. Two of the docents we were told had left early and locked their buildings on departing. We met only one docent at the farm who asked if we had any questions. Looking at the rusted tools in the yard behind her, I could not think of where to begin. Five of the buildings are... More 

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Lewisville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This attraction is a hidden gem. For not much money you can enjoy an old classic park with s bunch of history. Especially cool was the farm house and a couple houses that had docents inside (instead if self guided). There is an audio tour through phone you can do, but with signs I did not see need to call... More 

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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

If you live here, or you're visiting, this spot is a must. Looking upward, riding an elevator, battling freeways, it's hard to imagine all that kinetic energy sprang from one dynamic village. The clues are in Dallas Heritage Village. Before a freeway canyon split downtown, City Park sat astride Browder Springs and Mill Creek. Trees and a bandstand - and... More 

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Thank Lee C
Palm Harbor, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Although we visited this in the rain... Nothing stops us touring you know, we enjoyed it. They did a good job and the buildings are authentic 19 century. If you are into history and houses and buildings, this is for you. I would have liked a tour of the houses and buildings but our timing was off. Cool thing was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Time travel. Currently impossible to do, yet the thought of it still haunts our imaginations and influences everything we create: films, books, retro trends and futuristic designs. The possibility of being able to travel to a happier time or a time where we can learn more about our past would be greatly beneficial to humanity (or disastrous if you watch... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I love the free reign you have here. Just show yourself around, go in and out of the buildings and make the experience what you like. The buildings are fascinating and the interiors/collections all very accurate to the period. We had a great time and were sad it closed as early as it did.

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Montville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Good for a place to bring school children to learn about Texas history. The buildings were moved to this location from other places. Some are furnished with period items. It is very much like other places across the US that are showing villages of yesteryear. There is a school, church, some homes, a business section with a bar, general store,... More 

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