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“A gem near downtown Dallas”

Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park
Ranked #39 of 245 things to do in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Tucked away across the expressway from downtown Dallas is the Dallas Heritage Village in Old City Park. On site are a number of restored, fully decorated Victorian era homes as well as a church, one room school house, and several building that make up a turn of the century downtown. Be sure to visit the saloon where the bartender will serve up root beer and peanuts. Two Saturdays/month there are gunfights in the street of the old downtown and an old time music jam. Great opportunity to see life at turn of the century and before.

Thank Windsweptphot
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

SO INTERESTING! I really enjoyed my visit to this place while in Dallas. Coming from the East Coast, we don’t get a lot of Victorian or Frontier history, so this was all very interesting to see! The docents were all volunteers, but very knowledgeable, and the signs and other information telling about the homes and buildings were very informative. This is an excellently done living history museum; the only thing that might make it better would be to have docents in each house every day they’re open. Definitely take half a day and go, especially if you enjoy and appreciate American history!

1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Walking and looking at old houses...not my thing. If you like old buildings/stick built houses, maybe this would be good for you, however you can see much better in the Swiss Ave district.

Thank KMaloney1969
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

it's good to have such old park in a busy city, but the service is poor and they close so early... if you are a tourist, you will have to go out of the city and the attractive areas just to see this average place...

Thank Nasser Q
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

This attraction was shut for the whole of August! I appreciate that it gets hot in Dallas so that may be the reason that it shuts for this month, but I can't believe that in this economy that they can afford to shut for the whole month! Quite a few fellow travellers who were also in our hotel were disappointed it was shut. Maybe unfair to give it a 'terrible', but after walking through the farmers market district (not the nicest) of Dallas, we were really disappointed not to be able to get in!

1  Thank Rhi M
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