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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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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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San Antonio, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The houses & rooms where early Germans built in Fredericksburg is pretty interesting. This included an old school house, an old store, houses, kitchens, even an old barn with machines for barbed wire, old wagons, etc. The reason I did not give it a 5 star is because in the buildings' additions did not have a sign indicating the year... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
1 review
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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