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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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Excellent presentation of history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Take a long time or a little, this is a nice change from the crowds on Main Street. Gives some insight into the German influence on the area. Several restored homes and commercial buildings available for wandering.

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Surf Side, Texas
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58 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you park at Nimitz museum this place is a heck of a walk. All of the restored building are auto- tour guided with voices of descendants of settlers. It was informative and fun.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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34 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This complex of historical buildings provided a clear understanding of how the people lived and worked in Fredericksburg from the mid 1800's. Buildings were well maintained and the "re-enactors" added realism to the visit and provided a wealth of information about the history of the area. The re-enactors were weaving yarn, making wire fences, blacksmithing, and children were able to... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Well laid out, great historical details in furnishings. Felt like you were back in time. Loved the recordings of people who remembered being the in the buildings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I enjoyed this museum but would have liked more to do. My son enjoyed making rope and watching the blacksmith.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We walked around all of the outbuildings and saw how the German population lived over a hundred years ago. Interesting that many of the farmers had small one room cottages in town so they could stay over night after a long journey from the farm. As we were leaving I asked "why? why did the Germans come here in the... More 

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