History tends to repeat itself, which means there's a good chance you'll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $9 for two adult tickets to Old-Fashioned Fourth (a $20 value)
- $17 for four adult tickets to Old-Fashioned Fourth (a $40 value)
The festivities begin at 11 a.m. on July 4. Groupon customers may also buy one additional adult ticket for $2 off the regular price. Children ages 12 and younger enter for free.
The Old-Fashioned Fourth festival re-creates a Fourth of July celebration in Dallas set in the period from 1840 to 1910. Children can take part in stick-pony races and then cool off by making their own ice cream. The entire family can compete in classic carnival games, such as beanbag toss and pick a duck, and lawn games including horseshoes and graces. Actors dressed in period clothing populate the site's 38 historic buildings, waiting to educate guests on their daily lives and jobs long ago. Guests can pack their own picnic lunches or enjoy root beer at the saloon.
Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park
At Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, visitors step back in time more than 100 years, immersed in the buildings and lifestyles of those who populated the land from 1840 to 1910. These historic structures have been slowly relocated over the last century to represent north-central Texas's storied past in one location: Dallas Heritage Village, the town’s first city park. Spanning 20 acres, the village is populated by 38 historic structures including a railroad complex, farmstead, church, and pioneer and Victorian homes, where actors donning period clothing await to educate guests on their customs while making them wonder if they accidentally traveled back in time. The site hosts regular student history hunts and seasonal learning programs, such as Plow, Plant, and Shear and Civil War on the Homefront.