Field Trip FAQs

What are the fees for field trips?

The fees for standard field trips and Candlelight History Hunts are: $4 per student, $5 per chaperone, and teachers are free. Legends, Yarns & Fables days are $5 per student and chaperone. Texas, Our Texas Tours (February Only) are $6 per student. PLEASE NOTE: A $50 non-refundable deposit is required for Texas, Our Texas Guided Tours, due 10 days after making the reservation.

How do I make a reservation?

You have multiple options for making a reservation. We have a cap of 700 students for any one day, so please have three dates in mind.
  • Click here to book online any time!
  • Send us an email.
  • Call Stephanie Land, Administrative Assistant,  at 214-413-3674

How can I pay for my field trip?

We accept checks (payable to Dallas Heritage Village), MasterCard, Visa, and American Express as payment. Payment is due 2 weeks before your field trip date. Payment at the gate will only be accepted with prior approval. We do not provide refunds for absent students and/or precut checks.

What if my number of students or chaperones change?

If your numbers change prior to your payment, adjust the invoice accordingly. We do not provide refunds for absent students. If your numbers are larger than expected, you can pay for the additional students or chaperones at the gate.

I need to cancel my tour. What do I do?

Any standard field trip can be cancelled with a full refund up to two weeks prior to your scheduled visit. If you cancel within two weeks of your visit, you will not be refunded. You can reschedule. PLEASE NOTE: Reservations for Special Program days must be cancelled up to four weeks before the event, but the deposit is non-refundable.

How many chaperones should we bring?

We require one adult for every ten students. However, there is no limit to the number of chaperones you may bring.

Are Dallas Heritage Village’s field trips TEKS-aligned?

Yes! We are aligned with social studies and history objectives as well as math, science and reading in most grade levels. Complete TEKS-objectives can be found in the pre- and post-visit packets.

I’m part of a home schooling group. Can we book a field trip?

Absolutely! We offer the same student rates ($4) to home schooling groups as we do for other school field trips. One adult per family is free, and any additional adults are $5. Children 3 and under are free. Please click here for a list of our other offered homeschool programs, as well as information on our annual homeschool event, Lone Star History Day. 

Where is Dallas Heritage Village located?

Dallas Heritage Village is located off of I-30, just one block south of Farmers Market. Click here for current directions and parking information for buses. 

Where do we park? How much does it cost?

Parking is free! We ask that buses park in the grassy lot directly behind the two houses/ offices next to the paved parking lots. The entrance is on Harwood. Chaperones can park in our Visitor’s Parking Lot. Overflow parking is available in the grassy lot.

What time should we arrive?

We begin checking in school groups at 9:45 a.m. Please send one adult into the Ticket Office to begin the process. Our staff will direct your students to a location away from the main entrance, where we will orient your group.

What is a History Hunt?

History Hunts are grade specific, TEKS-aligned scavenger hunts, designed to spark questions and conversations as you compare and contrast life then and now. Our field trips are self-guided and self-paced.  

How much time should we allow at Dallas Heritage Village?

Most groups spend around three hours touring the Village, including time for lunch.

I really want a guided tour for my students. Can I schedule one of those?

With 20 historic structures, we’ve discovered it’s typically best for students to be self-guided and self-paced. There are historic characters located throughout the Village and some buildings will have volunteers giving tours. However, during the month of February ONLY, we offer two-hour docent-guided tours. Click here to find out more.

Who are the people in costume?

As you tour the Village, you’ll meet staff in historic clothing. Their job is to interact with your students as a “voice from the past.” They’ll act as if they live in a specific moment in time.

Where do we eat lunch?

Picnic tables and plenty of green space are available in Nancy’s Garden. Because we cannot guarantee your group a picnic table, please bring a blanket or tarp for your students to sit and eat their lunch. In case of inclement weather, we will make every effort to find an alternate eating location for your group. We do not have a place to store lunches.

The weather is supposed to be terrible the day of our field trip! What do I do?

As an outdoor museum, we understand visiting us during inclement weather may not be the best field trip experience. We are open rain or shine, but will be happy to reschedule your group for another day. Simply call the Programs Coordinator at 214-413-3674 to make arrangements to re-book your tour. If you choose to come, please make sure your students are dressed accordingly.

Can I bring a camera?

Cameras are always welcome at Dallas Heritage Village.  Feel free to tag us on social media! 

Can we get a ride with Nip and Tuck?

Nip and Tuck, our Mammoth Jack Donkeys, may be providing carriage rides during your visit. Weather permitting, rides are $.25 per rider and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Do you have a Museum Store?

Our Museum Store is now located in the Ticket Office. Space is limited inside, so we may ask your group to wait outside until there’s room. We have items at many price levels. You may also pre-order goodie bags for your students, which can be picked up at your convenience. During busy days, we may have a satellite store available on Main Street. Online order form coming soon.

I have another question not listed here. How can I contact you?

Call Stephanie Land,  at 214-413-3674 or e-mail her at  reservations@dallasheritagevillage.org.