The Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park is one of Dallas' first residential neighborhoods. The authentic buildings were relocated to create an immersive historical experience. I love that you can feel completely immersed in the past and then look up and see the modern Dallas skyline. The Dallas Heritage Village has 22 stops that allow you to explore what homes, schools, churches, train depots and more looked like over a hundred years ago.
Our four year olds loved exploring the streets and the different shops. The general market is a pretend store where kids can don an apron and engage in some historical pretend play with period appropriate shop items.
They explored the inside and outside of the buildings. One of their favorites was the farmstead which had a house, chicken coup, kitchen house, wood shed, root cellar, and blacksmiths. This stop also had a very friendly volunteer, in costume, who was willing to take the time to explain everything to 2 very inquisitive four year olds. Their favorite part was helping the farmer feed the chickens.
*Open daily, but closed January, August, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.
*There were several volunteers, in costume, during the week but it sounds like there may be even more on the weekends.
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