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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
2 reviews
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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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30 attraction reviews
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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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Plano, Texas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We visited Homestead Heritage on our way from Dallas to Austin on 4th July - planed just a short stop in the half way to let the kids (3 and 6) to walk around a bit. We ended up spending several hours and wishing we would have more time. We all enjoyed demonstrations at the pottery shop - a beautiful... More

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Top Contributor
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

My entire family visited Homestead Heritage in early May. The land is very well kept up; everything is very clean. The restaurant is delicious, with homemade sandwiches, fries, and pies. The shops are very nice, but expensive. We spent about 2 hours touring the land, and then ate at the restaurant. I will definitely go back again!

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Irvine, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

If you're looking for a quiet, refreshing couple of hours and perhaps a comforting meal, this is the place to visit. I was inspired by this community's dedication to faith, family and a simpler, sustainable lifestyle. The food at the cafe was delicious - think comfort food - and reasonably priced. The stores with their handicraft demonstrations were very interesting,... More

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