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Pioneer Museum Complex

309 W. Main, Fredericksburg, TX
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner 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
Dronfield, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The museum has a number of very interesting exhibits most with a voice narrative that gives you a real insight into the history of each building. The museum also provide a leaflet to supplement the information provided. There is a small entrance fee - well worth it. The museum team are excellent.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The mueseum complex has several building that are original as well as reporductions that put the experince of the early settlers at the fingertips of the visitor, Having german ancestry, I found this visit to be enlighting.

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Boys Ranch, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

What a place to see!! We loved the way it was set up. Going from one building to the next, opening the door and listening to a story about the building we were standing in or the people that occupied them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Spent morning here & enjoyed both the people & the exhibits. Reflection of early settler days & German heritage of this area. Recommend as good alternative to shopping for both of us.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a very small museum that you can tour within an hour. It is well worth the admission price and time. All of the Sunday houses, kitchens, and school houses have been refreshed (so they feel a bit new), but it gives a glimpse of life in Texas.

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very nice Museum. Small but packed with real, not fabricated things from the past. Love that when you walk into each house, a recorder goes off explaining things.

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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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