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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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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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Small but Interesting

This museum isn't very large, but it is interesting. There is a lot of information about pioneers in the area. If you are there when the toymaker is there, stop to talk to him... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum isn't very large, but it is interesting. There is a lot of information about pioneers in the area. If you are there when the toymaker is there, stop to talk to him. He is not selling toys, but making them to show what children played with and how they worked. He did an exceptional job! Well worth the... More 

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Texas
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a beautiful day and the complex was very interesting. It is a self-guided tour but you have a booklet and many items were marked. I particularly was intrigued by the upside-down, wine bottle lined flower beds.

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Brenham, Texas
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love looking at artifacts from history & how people lived in the past. I also enjoyed when you walked into some of the rooms a recording would come on giving details & facts.

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Thank StoogesMom
Colchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We love this museum and my daughter thinks it's the bees knees too. We always have a lovely time when we go. It is a place the whole family will enjoy.

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Thank Libby J
Houston, Texas
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332 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We really enjoyed visiting all of the various buildings on the property and liked the recordings in each building that told it's history. That is better than trying to read from a brochure! We thoroughly enjoyed visiting with Clifton who demonstrated old toys. You could tell that he really enjoyed what he did there.

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Thank houstonnative47
Granbury, Texas
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Great view into the lives of the earliest European settlers in the area. Primarily buildings where they lived and worked, restored in period furnishings. Self-guided, takes about an hour. Interesting window into the past.

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Thank normsnyder
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed learning about the history of Fredericksburg and the people who settled there. My children had a great time learning about the games the children played from the man outside. Definitely worth the small admission price.

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Thank Lisacripps
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We visited this morning (Monday, 28 DEC). A strong cold front blew through yesterday so we couldn't enjoy the outside portion, but three of the buildings are heated - thank you! We took lots of time with the exhibits in the warm buildings. Touring through the unheated houses and shops was a bit uncomfortable, but probably more like what it... More 

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Thank Michael S
Whittier, California
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73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

we were there the day after Christmas and downtown (Main Street) was a crowed circus so we decided to escape to the Museum. It was well worth the $5 entrance fee. I time checking out the Fire House, SmokeHouse, School House, and Blacksmith shop. There is a collection of old wilnd mills on the premises that I found to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited Fredericksburg with the idea of having a fun time. Which we did! When we toured it's Pioneer Museum, we enjoyed learning the REAL story behind this charming community! Their Historical Society is doing an amazing job of keeping the history of the early German pioneers story alive. This small compound of pioneer homes, barbershop and school house are... More 

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