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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: 12144133679
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Awesome for history lovers

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2016
Amanda H
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Dallas, TX USA
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 

New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The first time I went was as a child in school, on a field trip. I have loved this place since it was simply known as old city park. They would open the General store and sell rock candy on a stick with drinks, you took a bagged lunch and it was my favorite time as child. Now as an... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words and coming out to see us again as an adult! We love being a long time institution in Dallas and that many of our visitors first visited us when they were in school and now they are bringing their children. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I visited the Dallas Heritage Village today and loved every minute of it .. set in beautiful tranquil meadows on the edge of downtown Dallas it was easy to get to (use google maps) and plenty of parking. Some of the houses and shops had people dressed in period dress who were wonderfully informative, warm and friendly. We were able... 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! Glad to see that you enjoyed walking through the homes. Upon purchasing your tickets, you should have been given a visitor's guide with historical information about each building. We apologize if this was not the case! We also have an app for both androids and iphones which allows you to hear audio... More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I spent few hours walking around the park. I got the chance to see many old homes, dentist office, old school, and so much more. This place takes you back in time what life would be like in the old days. One thing - if you decide to go in April - June, do expect large groups of kids. After... 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! And you are correct, our museum is busy with school kids during the months of April, May, and even November. Anyone wishing to avoid large school groups are encouraged to look at our Facebook page where every week we post a "Field Trip Forecast" with the numbers of children we are expecting... More 

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