One of the few real tinsmiths in the U.S. works his craft in Heritage Village. The blacksmith makes items that are used elsewhere in the village while explaining his trade to visitors. A similar working environment is found at the furniture-maker’s shop and the saddlery. See wool being carded and spun into yarn to be colored with dyes made from native plants.
We have puppet shows, rug making, crafts, and pioneer classes at the school. Visit the newspaper print shop, see how butter is churned and taste it on fresh bread, find old-fashioned penny candy at Z.C.M.I., see nearly-lost arts (such as basket making, rug making, needlework or hair weaving) demonstrated, or go on a handcart mini-trek.
Young visitors can help do chores by watering the real garden, beating dirt from rugs hung on the fence rail or scrubbing clothes on a washboard in a large metal tub. They can see and touch domestic animals typical of the era: cows, sheep, goats, chickens, horses and huge oxen – even ride a pony!
This Is The Place Heritage Park – So Much More Than A Monument!
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission: $8/adults – $6/children (3-11) and seniors (55+)
For detailed information call (801) 582-1847 or go online at www.thisistheplace.org. The Park is located at 2601 East Sunnyside Avenue (800 South) in Salt Lake City