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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews 123 reviews
66 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We went through the museum complex last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. Displays are well marked and the flow through the museum and out buildings is logical and well described and explained.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

All houses are originals (some came to Fredericksburg from other locations). You can visit the inside of all of them and for each there is a small audio comment that starts playing as soon as you enter the house. I'd plan 30min to 1h for this Museum.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
54 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

this is great value, lots of old houses (some original to the 5 acre site) and other buildings likt schoolhouse, barn etc. Many of the buildings have audio which goes on when you enter, and are narrated by the descendants of either the original family or the donor family. Also remember to visit the building a few blocks away in... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited the pioneer complex for the first time during the evening candle light tour on the day after Christmas. Everything was lighted by candles or lamps. There were volunteers in most every building, giving information about that particular building. One person was actually born in the house that he was sharing the history of! It was wonderful visiting these... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This 10 building complex gives you a fell of how it was in the early days. The museum will immerse you in the stories of the people who built this unique community. As you visit the buildings, you will travel from the 1840s to the 1920s, pausing to imagine the early settlers' struggles to survive and preserve their German way... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is great for people who want to see up close and personal what it was like to be an early immigrant from Germany to Fredericksburg in the late 1800's. Best museum of its type.

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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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 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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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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