Families, decked out in red, white and blue, will celebrate Independence Day throughout 13 acres of Dallas Heritage Village with picnicking, carnival-like activities, and an All-Join-In parade finished off with a public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Historic games like horseshoes, graces, checkers, and hoops will be available. Guests may pose for patriotic pictures with Mammoth Jack Donkeys Nip, Willie, and Waylon. Throughout the Village, musical performers will be on hand to keep toes tapping. Historic buildings will be open for touring, and costumed interpreters will be on hand to visit about life in North Texas from 1840 to 1910. The Parlor will be open for children 5 and younger. The Saloon is a popular afternoon spot for a cold root beer and a game of cards or dominoes. Admission is free for veterans, active military, and Dallas first responders with ID.
Dallas Heritage Village is an immersive history landscape that features a wide variety of authentic 19th century pioneer and Victorian homes and commercial buildings in Texas. The Village is set on 20 acres with over 25 historic structures depicting life in Dallas from 1840-1910. Dallas Heritage Village is one of only 5 nationally accredited museums in the Dallas area. The Village showcases a Victorian Main Street, a railroad complex, a log cabin, a pre-Civil war home, an 1860’s farmstead with livestock, a 19th century church, schoolhouse and more. Dallas Heritage Village has been recognized for multiple awards. It is located at 1515 South Harwood, in the Cedars area with urban living and restaurants, near downtown Dallas and the popular Farmer’s Market complex. Hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. The Village is closed the months of January and August. General Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65+ and $6 for children ages 4 through 12 years. Children under 4 and members of Dallas Heritage Village are admitted free of charge. There is special pricing for groups of 15 or more people. For more information call 214-421-5141, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.DallasHeritageVillage.org