Allen Heritage Village

Developed by City of Allen in cooperation with Allen Heritage Guild, the Heritage Village is a collection of Allen’s oldest remaining homes, outbuildings and a preserved church. The relocated structures sit on several acres of land in Allen’s old residential area, forming a park where guests can visit and learn about Allen history.

Historic events and exhibits are overseen by Allen Heritage Guild, a volunteer-led organization dedicated to preserving Allen’s history.

  • Heritage Village Open House: Every third Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Allen Train Depot: Every second and fourth Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Welcome signage at Allen Heritage Village

Creation of Allen Heritage Village

The creation of Heritage Village started in 2002 with the renovation of St. Mary Baptist Church, funded by the Allen Community Development Corporation. The City made significant progress in 2003 moving the other selected structures to the village and preparing a master plan for the village. Given the larger size and unique architecture of First Christian Church, the church was sited as the centerpiece of the village. A U-shaped driveway joins the church to St. Mary Drive. Passing directly in front of the church, a wide east-to-west walkway forms a framework for locating the other village structures.

See what's in the village

WATCH: Historic Barn Reconstruction Timelapse

This historic barn was disassembled and relocated from Anna, Texas, to Allen Heritage Village. The 1,650-square-foot vintage barn dates to the 1890s, making the structure around 130 years old.

WATCH: The Great Allen Steam Locomotive

Allen Heritage Guild is proud to welcome #20 steam locomotive to Allen, TX. The steam locomotive represents Allen’s railroad heritage with the coming of the Houston and Texas Central RR in 1874.

WATCH: Allen's Historic Heritage Village

Heritage Village is comprised of some of Allen’s oldest remaining homes, outbuildings and churches. The structures were relocated and restored to form a park where visitors can enjoy historic exhibits.