Reservations & Payments
The fees for field trips are: $5 per student, $7 for chaperones, and 1 free adult per 10 students.
PLEASE NOTE: A $50 non-refundable deposit is required for Texas, Our Texas Guided Tours, due 10 days after making the reservation.
We currently accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, 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 or pre-paid adults. Checks made payable to Dallas Heritage Village are approved by request on a case-by-case basis only.
If your numbers change prior to your payment, we can adjust the invoice accordingly if changes are made at least two weeks prior to the visit. We do not provide refunds for absent students or pre-paid adults. If your numbers are larger than expected, you can pay for the additional students at the gate. Additional chaperones will be asked to pay gate price on day of field trip.
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.
We require a minimum of one adult for every ten students. There is a limit to the number of chaperones, please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Absolutely! We offer the same student rates ($5) to home schooling groups as we do for other school field trips. One adult per ten students is free and additional chaperones are $7 when booked in advance. Children 4 and under are free. Family groups who do not use our booking service may have to pay full price for their visit at the gate. Please see our reservations area to book today!
The Day of Your Field Trip
Dallas Heritage Village is located off of I-30, just one block south of Farmers Market.
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.
We begin checking in school groups at 10:00 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.
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. Find out more here.
Most groups spend around three hours touring the Village, including time for lunch.
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, we offer two-hour docent-guided tours for groups of 40 students or fewer, Tuesday through Thursday. Click here to find out more.
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.“
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.
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 Ticket Office at 214-413-3679 to make arrangements to re-book your tour. If you choose to come, please make sure your students are dressed accordingly.
Cameras are always welcome at Dallas Heritage Village. Feel free to tag us on social media!
Our Museum Store is 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. During busy days, we may have a satellite store available on Main Street.
Call our Ticket Office at 214-413-3679 or e-mail us at email@example.com