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Pioneer Museum Complex

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Address: 309 W. Main, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone Number: 830-990-8441
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Description: This unique museum is spread out over 4 acres, and includes a general...
This unique museum is spread out over 4 acres, and includes a general store, barn, and blacksmith shop among other 19th-century styled exhibits.
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This is a real neat outdoor museum with plenty to take in...and it's only $5. Lots of history about the original settlers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Texas
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a real neat outdoor museum with plenty to take in...and it's only $5. Lots of history about the original settlers.

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Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

About 10 buildings have been renovated in or moved to the open air pioneer museum. The small town price is a minimal $5 per person. Despite the small size, the collection presented is excellent, giving you a feel for what life was like without the amenities we take for granted. We could just imagine the kids climbing a ladder to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The complex includes several living quarters, smokehouse, bathhouse, barn and school. Also two century old refurbished fire engines. Too bad could not get a closer look to figure how they work. After the visit, I feel how blessed we are today. It was hot July. Stayed inside the schoolhouse for a couple minutes and I began to sweat. The largest... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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276 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This attraction, just west of the main shopping area of Main Street, is well positioned and maintained. It is a varied collection of old houses, a barn, schoolhouse, log cabin, smokehouse, a "Sunday House" (folks would stay in their Sunday house when they would come into town over the weekend to shop and/or attend church), log cabin, meeting center and... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A collection of about 10 buildings that together tell the story of the early settlers in Fredericksburg. There i also a Museum shop and book store. At $5 for adult admission, it's the best deal in town.

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Westlake Village, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A well preserved set of buildings, some moved and reconstructed, others in their original locations -- and each with their own family story. Through this museum and its collection of artifacts, you can see how folks in Fredericksburg lived 100 or so years ago. Learn about the German heritage of the town. Appreciate how different it was to live without... More 

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Houghton, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A visit to this museum will help travelers understand and appreciate Frederickburg's history and German roots. It's very well done a bargain at $5.00 for adult tickets.

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tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 473 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Best $5 I've ever spent. This very clean, well laid out museum of old Fredericksburg buildings is one of the best such exhibits I have ever seen and a real bargain at only $5. Each building has an audio narrative of the history of the building and the family. The audio starts automatically when you enter the building and is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This Pioneer Museum is wonderful as houses have been preserved to show the history of Fredericksburg. Each house has 'talking' information the moment you enter. Some of the houses are air conditioned. Absolute must to visit. Give yourself a couple of hours to wander amongst this well preserved historical site. The small air conditioned office/museum Ellis gifts and bottles of... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I spent my time at Fredericksburg wandering the streets trying to absorb the culture and history. Then I stumbled on this little museum, and on a whim payed the $5 entrance fee and went for a tour around the grounds. The tour is self guided, with about 9 historical buildings taken from various areas around Fredericksburg and moved to a... More 

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