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Pioneer Museum Complex

Address: 309 W. Main, Fredericksburg, TX
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This unique museum is spread out over 4 acres, and includes a general store, barn, and blacksmith...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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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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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30 reviews 30 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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