Located in Van Zandt County, the Heritage Park Museum 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.
Founded in 1976, the park is a Bi-Centennial project that continues to grow yearly. This outdoor museum encompasses more than 20 authentically restored and furnished buildings representing rural life in East Texas from the 1800’s to 1920’s.
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.