An Up-Close History Lesson
Field Trips & History Hunts
Ever wondered what life was like in early Dallas? Your students become Dallas
History Detectives when they step back in time and explore the many hands-on
areas and historic homes. All grade levels now have the choice of three themed
self-guided programs, each program focuses on Social Studies and another thematic
curricular area. Though the themes remain the same for all grade levels,
the individual educational materials are TEKS aligned and customized for each
grade level. Admission is $4 per student, $5 per chaperone and teachers free.
All programs are TEKS-aligned.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
(Science & Social Studies)
Explore how people of the past navigated their daily food
needs. What plants and animals did they need to survive
in North Texas before the railroad could bring things across
the country? What foods were used by the different cultures
of the Dallas area? Learn all about how plants and animals
helped Texas pioneers prosper and survive. Discover how
food connects to culture in Texas and around the United States. Learn about the
history of our area through the foods we eat and the plants and animals we raise
here in the Village.
Discover the Cultures of North Texas
(English/Language Arts & Social Studies)
What would your life have been like in Victorian Dallas?
Well, that depends: who are you? Where do you live?
What kind of education do you have? Learn who lived
in North Texas at the turn of the century and explore the
similarities and differences between these people. Take on
the personas of different members of our community and
discover what your life would have been like in historic Dallas and what we can
learn from the people of the past.
Town and Country
(Mathematics focusing on Economics & Social Studies)
Does where you live change how you live? Explore our
Victorian Village and learn all about the people of rural and
urban Dallas at the turn of the century. How did you earn
money? How was it spent? Did the town and the country
need each other? Why? Explore town and country life in
Dallas between 1840 and 1910 and decide which you would
prefer, and see how they all work together to form the economy of an area. How
did the railroad change life in Texas?
Booking Your Field Trip
To help create a rewarding experience, Dallas Heritage Village limits the number
of students booked each day. We are closed on Mondays please add and during
January and August. Remember, most classes book for May or November, but
there is plenty of history to experience all year! Please note that some days are
set aside for special events. See “Special Events” before booking your group.
We recommend 3-4 hours to fully experience the Village. Our ticket office staff
will begin checking in groups at 9:30 a.m. The grade-specific, self-guided “History
Hunts” allow you to tour at your own pace, so you are welcome to come at
the most convenient time for your class. You are encouraged to visit all of our
buildings and to interact with our history educators and volunteers. We also have
a beautiful garden where your students can eat their sack lunches and play.
Booking early will help ensure you get your preferred date(s).
- Online 24 hours:You’ll find the most up-to-date details and answers to many
questions. Click here to make online reservations.
- Call: 214-413-3674 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.
- E-mail: email@example.com.
We require one adult for every ten students. However, there is no limit to the
number of chaperones/parents you may bring.
Payments and Cancellations
Pre-paid reservations are due in full two weeks prior to your visit. A field trip may
be cancelled with full refund up to two weeks prior to your scheduled visit. Dallas
Heritage Village operates rain or shine and reserves the right to cancel any
reservation. Different payment and cancellation rules apply for Special Events.
Please see that section for instructions.
Please have the following information ready when contacting the Reservations
- Your Name
- Your Email Address
- School Name
- School Address
- School Phone Number
- Alternate Phone Number
- Top Three Field Trip Dates
- Grade Level of Students
- Number of Students
- Number of Teachers
- Number of Chaperones/Parents
Field Trip Forms
Field Trip Agreement
Pre and Post Visit Lessons
Click on the appropriate grade level to download your packet