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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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Best attraction in Fredericksburg...Great value

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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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 5 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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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is more like a mini pioneer town with a school house, black smith shop, bath house, barn, homes etc. It's laid it perfectly and as you enter each section there is a narration for everything you enter. It's very interesting and gives you a look into early Fredericksburg.

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Crossville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Tells the story of the German settlement of Fredericksburg, with buildings and characters in period clothing. This is a must-see attraction in Fredericksburg to understand this early German settlement.

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Alvarado, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a walking tour through several historic homes, barns, FD equipment, etc. it helps to better understand the way our ancestors lived. I think school children, young adults, would be interested in learning some of the things that were a way of life before technology took over!

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Enjoyed the layout and artifacts. They've done a great job of presenting the German immigrant history of the town. Nice gift shop and enjoyed the automatic audio recordings that come on when you enter each building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Thou roughly enjoyed our time! If your into museums, I would go. We had 4 children with us. There are some things you can sit on/ touch- carefully so children were liking it too. I would recommend this if going to Fredericksburg: )

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Richardson, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This was a fun start to our weekend, walking from building to building to see recreations of life in 1880s Texas. There was a barn, schoolhouse, home, even a chuck wagon where you could sample campfire-brewed coffee and fire baked biscuits. The Pioneer Museum is a lot of fun and it’s fascinating to see all the artifacts and recreated items... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Nice people running the museum. Several buildings and almost all have audio tour using the voices of descendants of the original settlers. A nice stroll, some good exhibits and you get to actually walk into the rooms, unlike a lot of spots which rope off the rooms.

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Address: Address: 309 W. Main, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone Number: 830-990-8441
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fredericksburg

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