Edgewood Heritage Park North Houston and Elm, P.O. Box 765 Edgewood, Texas 75117 903-896-1940 - 903-896-4326 Hours: Tuesday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $2.50 Children: $2.00 Special group tours available every day with advance reservations
Many visitors find Edgewood Heritage Park a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of daily metropolitan living. The historical village takes them back to simpler times when folks strolled through the country store for a few supplies and then headed over to the barber shop or town cafe for an afternoon of visiting with neighbors and friends.
Founded in 1976 as a bicentennial ongoing project, Edgewood Heritage Park encompasses fourteen restored and furnished structures representing rural life in 1900 Van Zandt County. The outdoor museum preserves the rual culture and architectural heritage from present and future generations.
Turn of the century buildings, such as the "Tomcat" Cafe, the Edgewood Band Stand, Gilliam's Gas Station, a courty store, barber shop and print shop hel visitors experience a taste of what life was like back then.
Other buildings built in the late 1800's include the Church in the Wildwood, a dogtrot cabin and two-room pioneer cabin. The Blacksmith Shop, the Heritage Center and the Carriage House exhibit collections of vintage tools and memorabilia. (information from brochure printed by the Edgewood Historical Society)
(Note from the Webmaster: From a personal point of view, the Edgewood Heritate Park is totally amazing. It is a real jewel in an amazing county. You have to see it to believe it!)
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