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Homestead Heritage

Address: Halbert Lane, IH-35, Elm Mott, TX 76640
Phone Number: (254) 829-0417
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Elm Mott
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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English first
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This venue was a short 10 minute drive from downtown Waco, TX. We watch the free 14-minute film on this 550 acre religious community, walked through some of the shops and watched some of the craft demonstrations. Food items were reasonably priced buy many of the craft items were pricey, though of high quality. We initially thought about bringing our... More

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Opelousas, Louisiana
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My daughter goes to Antioch Discipleship school in Waco, Texas and a friend and I came for a visit. She kept talking about the great cheese from a place called Homestead Heritage - a small village of shops a few minutes outside of town. So we went and the place was just beautiful. If you've ever been to Williamsburg, VA... More

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Austin, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 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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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
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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327 reviews 327 reviews
61 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 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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