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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 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Really cool place

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Smyrna, Georgia
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Smyrna, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 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 October 2, 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 September 12, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Excellent day out, with really informative tour guides. Good value for money. Half hour walk from downtown Dallas, 5 minutes from farmers market.

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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 this fall. We are always happy to hear that our frontline staff has helped to make a visit memorable. Hope to see you again! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

It was SO HOT but we still loved walking around and seeing all the different types of houses. Unfortunately the blacksmith wasn't working that day but there were lots of other properties and history to be found, including a school, bank, saloon, hotel, 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 see us this summer. It does get very hot, so we are happy you braved the heat! Being an outdoor museum in Dallas is a challenge so most of our buildings have had air conditioning installed to combat this. Very sorry to hear you missed out on our blacksmith. He is regularly at the... More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I visited old city park and had the best time!! Although it was extremely hot outside when we visited, it was well worth it! You can pet and feed a variety of animals and talk with the costumed historians. We had the most fun experience with Gene, one of the costumed employees. He was so informative 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 visiting Dallas Heritage Village and we are glad to hear that you had a great time. It's always great to hear how well our frontling staff is interacting with visitors, Gene is always a fan favorite! Even though it was hot, we are happy to be one of your summer destinations. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

We thought this would be a recreation with the typical blacksmith shop and it was nothing like that. I don't think it would even be interesting for kids, but if you want to see 19th Century buildings this is the place. They actually moved houses, a bank, a store, a saloon, a church from early settlements into this park so... 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 us! The historical homes and buildings help us to tell the history of North Texas, glad to hear you enjoyed them. We also try to host several events throughout the year so that we may be an enjoyable place for families as well. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Somebody at some point in time put some effort into restoring and supporting this place. They are to be commended for the effort, but really this is nothing to bother coming to see.

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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. We understand that historic house museums aren't interesting for everyone but we always wish to appeal to as broad an audience as possible. If you have any suggestions on how we could make improvements for future visitors, we would be happy to hear them! Please email the Guest Relations Manager at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

We had a good time walking around looking at the old buildings. This is a good place for people who love old architecture. We were only there for an hour, but felt like we had seen everything we wanted to see. The price was reasonable. The ONLY thing we didn't like was the "junior historians," kids in costume who were... 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 Dallas Heritage Village and we are glad to see that you enjoyed your visit. We are sorry to hear that the Junior Historian tours made your visit less enjoyable. When being trained at their camp, they are reminded that not every visitor wants a tour and instead wish to take it all in on their own.... More 

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