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Pioneer Museum Complex

309 W. Main, Fredericksburg, TX
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, History Museums
Description: 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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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Did not even know that the place was there until we walked by, and so glad that we stopped in to see what they had to offer.

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very interesting if you are into history. It was self guided and did not take very long. Each building allows you to walk in/through it so you can actually get close to everything.

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Texas
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I walked around the grounds for at least an hour. The buildings are very well maintained and a lot of fun to look through. You go at your own pace. I love old houses and buildings so I had a lot of fun. My husband isn't as into them as me, but he also had a good... More

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Step back in time to the early days of Texas history. The village lets one see how early settlers lived and get a feel for life as it was then. It is wonderful that this history is being preserved and is maintained for visitors to experience.

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San Antonio, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The houses & rooms where early Germans built in Fredericksburg is pretty interesting. This included an old school house, an old store, houses, kitchens, even an old barn with machines for barbed wire, old wagons, etc. The reason I did not give it a 5 star is because in the buildings' additions did not have a sign indicating the year... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is the second time we have visited this site, and we really enjoyed it. The school house is very informative, along with all the other buildings. The barn is worth a visit just to see their fence weaving machine. The staff is very informative and could point out where the old dance hall had been, the one where LBJ... More

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Kemp, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Loved our visit!! I took tons of photos to share with my students when we discuss life in the 1800s! Well worth the admission!!

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McKinney, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Enjoyed that the tour was self paced, and each building had a motion activated description providing background. After touring, we had a good sense of what life was like in the area during that era.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great museum worth seeing. Admission is $5 and you can spend couple of hours just looking around. Public can go into all of the buildings except for one. Recordings inside the buildings offer a little bit of facts and history about each location. They even have chickens on the property. Neat place.

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Victoria, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I suggest you make this your first stop so you can walk back in time and set your mind back to a time where people smiled at each other, helped their neighbors and relaxed and enjoyed what God has given them. Then hit the town!

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