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Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park

1515 South Harwood, Dallas, TX 75215-1273
214-421-5141
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Ranked #41 of 153 Attractions in Dallas
Type: History Museums, Parks, Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description: "Old City Park" is now known as "Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park."  To better help the visiting public know who the museum is and what it... more »
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northern california
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81 reviews 81 reviews
59 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very enjoyable historical park in a quiet part of Dallas. Not too many costumed employees (we were told one of them hadn't shown for work that day, so his building was closed). Well maintained structures from the mid 1800s in a pleasant atmosphere. There is a cell phone audio tour you can use, and most of the buildings are open... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was an absolute treat! We were honored to be invited to Steampunk Invasion, an event hosted at Dallas Heritage Village. The site was lovely, accommodating and picturesque. The old buildings that had active stores, bars and staff made this event something to remember. Even if there is not an event going on, I would love to stop by again.... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Dallas Heritage Village is always a favorite place of mine. It is tucked back out of the downtown Dallas area in Old City Park, and is a great quiet place to go and step back into time for the afternoon. The Dallas Heritage Village hosts a number of historic buildings with period furniture, and they are houses and buildings... More

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Monroe
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to Dallas Heritage Village and wished we had more time. Everything was done to make the place very quaint and authentic. I was a little disappointed that there were so few costumed people in character: we saw and talked to only two. Of course, these people are all volunteers and there have been budget cuts. We... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The Dallas Heritage Village was a treat to visit, it was like going back in time and seeing how people used to live without many of the creature comforts we have today. The best part was seeing downtown Dallas in the background, the contrast is great, old versus new. They also have audio information on each building that you can... More

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Dallas, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The Heritage Village is the real thing. It is real old homes and buildings from Dallas' past and it has all the authentic stuff there that people lived their lives with. The furniture, the tools, the kitchens, the architecture and the barns to house their horses and animals. They actually have live mules there to get a really authentic feeling... More

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McKinney, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fun way to get some history in. We took our kids and some others and had a blast. We learned a lot about the turn of the century Dallas area.

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Massillon, Ohio, United States
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4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We needed an activity to do on our trip to Dallas, and this was perfect. We lucked out with some nice weather and enjoyed strolling around the park. The displays were very interesting and informative. If you took the time to read the placards at the front of the buildings, you could learn a lot about Dallas and the area... More

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Visited Old City Park last Saturday with my two daughters, ages 8 & 11. We really enjoyed going through all of the historic buildings. We were lucky that there were so many buildings open that afternoon including guides/docents to tell you about the history. I had read an earlier review stating that the park was in poor condition and run... More

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Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I'd been wanting to get here for years and finally managed a pretty spring day. The park is in a lovely setting withe the restored buildings in a comfortable walking loop. The docents were interesting and fielded questions enthusiastically. Some upkeep issues but nothing that was offensive. Great place, great atmosphere.

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