Let’s step back in time
Welcome to the Heritage Park Museum
Heritage Park Museum of East Texas is the focal point of Edgewood in North East Texas. Covering three city blocks, the site is home to numerous community celebrations. It is the destination of tourists in search of an historical attraction void of the hustle and bustle associated with the metropolitan areas.
The museum is open Wednesday – Saturday, from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. Call (903) 896-1940 or email to info@heritageparkmuseumofETX.org for more information.
Edgewood Heritage Festival 2023
Celebrate with Us
The annual festival is the main fundraising event for the museum and held every second Saturday of November. This year’s festival will be on Saturday, November 11th, 2023, 9 AM to 4 PM. Save the date!
Set among the log cabins and downtown Edgewood, visitors will enjoy classic cars show, antique tractors, mini bike races, blacksmithing, model train demo, old west reenactment, arts and crafts, food and vendors galore, pinto beans cookoff, gourmet bake sale, children’s activities and rides, picture with Santa, live music and many more. All proceed goes to the maintenance of the museum.
The Heritage Park Museum of East Texas, founded in 1976, is a 501 (C)(3) not-for-profit organization. Its mission is to provide a teaching resource to communities which preserves and promotes a greater appreciation of our ancestors, their roles in our heritage, and the area’s rural architecture and culture.
THINGS TO DO
Founded in 1976, this outdoor museum encompasses more than 20 authentically restored and furnished structures representing rural life in East Texas from the 1800’s to the 1920’s.
The park is open on Wednesday through Saturday from 9am until 12pm. Admission is $10 per person or $25 for a family of 5. Call 903-896-1940 for info.
Edgewood is located on Hwy 80 just one hour (50 miles) east of Dallas.
The museum’s education program offers tours of log cabins and business establishments depicting rural life around 1900, as well as different modes of travel, and an extensive antique tool collection. The tour will offer the students a glimpse of the past, as the one to two hour learning experience includes demonstrations by costumed docents.
Fall tours are usually scheduled in September and October. Spring tours are given in March, April and May.
Church in the Wildwood is considered the jewel of Heritage Park as it represents Edgewood’s religious heritage spanning more than 100 years. It is still used for various life celebrations, weddings being the most popular.
Join us in our quest
Ways to Support the Museum
We always welcome support from the communities. There are several ways to do so. We would be honored if you will join us in our quest to preserve the past for the future.
Ways to Give
In addition to the traditional mailed contributions we now accept online donations, memorial gifts and membership due payment. Learn more through the link below.