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Homestead Heritage

Halbert Lane, IH-35, Elm Mott, TX 76640
(254) 829-0417
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Elm Mott
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Interesting place, good living history, and delightful people. This is a good place to bring children for them to see not only how life once was lived, but is now lived by choice by the 1000 families still there. The community has an interesting history as well as shops and demonstrations. I would love to take the cheese making and... More

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poetry
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34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The people there live in a culture long past. They weave their own goods, do beautiful woodworks, grow their food, they have a metal/iron works shop, a bakery, a grist mill, etc. The children are home schooled. you can walk the village and enjoy the ambiance. The cafe is excellent. There is a cheeze shop. You can take classes to... More

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Leander, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I could say a lot about the class not being in depth enough but considering it was only 3 days and we covered so much ground it was a great class that gave me an idea of where i need to spend some more time learning. An excellent class with very good teachers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great place to visit to see how the basics of self-sufficient farm. A working grist mill, pottery production, textile production, blacksmith shop, woodworking shop and garden. Goats and sheep will be a hit with kids. Lots of things they make are for sale. Classes available. No admission charge.

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Jacksonville, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Despite the news dirt diggers, I found this place wholesome and refreshing. I took a class there and already signed up for more. The people are friendly, kind, and helpful. Plenty to see and do and it's like stepping back into a simpler time. The crafts are all quality merchandise and the food is wonderful. Go; you will not be... More

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Ft. Worth, TX
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312 reviews 312 reviews
57 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We always have a wonderful time at Homestead Village and today was no exception! We dined in the neat log style restaurant. Browsed the barn where they sell things they make. Purchased Pottery at the Pottery shop. Wood furniture, woven textiles, pottery, working Mill, and much more all tucked back in a beautiful area. Very well maintained and everyone we... More

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Arlington, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

All food is raised and prepared on this working farm. Fresh, quality ingredients. You can tour the grist mill. General store, herb garden, etc. worth the drive for such a special place.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I just wish I had dug a little deeper. I agree with going back to your roots and living simply and learning how to do this. We walked the grounds and through the very few exhibits then to the cafe forvat sandwich and phone checking. I wanted to know more about the people so started reading different materials I found... More

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Hewitt, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We visited Homestead Heritage during their Labor Day festival. The people are kind and eager to share more about their skills and way of life. The food at the festival was fantastic - all homegrown. Plenty of activities for the whole family. My 6 and 10 year old loved it. My wife found lots of great organic groceries and crafts.... More

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South Wales, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The other day my family and I decided to travel out to Homestead Heritage to spend the morning. We took our own picnic supplies and found a picnic table under some trees near the parking lot. After our picnic, we visited the various workshops on their campus. There is a lot to see and do, and the workers do not... More

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