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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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Walking in and out of the houses was like going back in time. So many items laid out for you to look at and all of it brought big grins to our faces. We were like two little kids exploring!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Really, really enjoyed this complex, which contains a number of original 1800s buildings fully furnished, each with its own narration done by one of the owner's great grandchildren. Very tastefully done and gives a wonderful sense of how these early settlers lived during the day. This is run by the Preservation Society of the Gillespie County Historical Society we were... More

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sonoma county
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband usually does get that involved with museums, but he really liked the tool displays in the barn. Lots of authentic artifacts. I especially liked that the recorded narratives were related to the building somehow.

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Amarillo, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This was a nice little museum that had some good history of the early Fredericksburg. I liked that it wasn't a guided tour- I like to take my time in these places! We were able to go into the buildings and look at all the neat things the pioneers used and the things that they MADE. It's so amazing what... More

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165 reviews 165 reviews
50 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Easy walkable compound. Numerous houses and buildings from the 1800's. Each building has a has a taped history lesson.

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