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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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Nice wander through history

Take a long time or a little, this is a nice change from the crowds on Main Street. Gives some insight into the German influence on the area. Several restored homes and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Take a long time or a little, this is a nice change from the crowds on Main Street. Gives some insight into the German influence on the area. Several restored homes and commercial buildings available for wandering.

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Surf Side, Texas
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217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you park at Nimitz museum this place is a heck of a walk. All of the restored building are auto- tour guided with voices of descendants of settlers. It was informative and fun.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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34 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This complex of historical buildings provided a clear understanding of how the people lived and worked in Fredericksburg from the mid 1800's. Buildings were well maintained and the "re-enactors" added realism to the visit and provided a wealth of information about the history of the area. The re-enactors were weaving yarn, making wire fences, blacksmithing, and children were able to... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Well laid out, great historical details in furnishings. Felt like you were back in time. Loved the recordings of people who remembered being the in the buildings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I enjoyed this museum but would have liked more to do. My son enjoyed making rope and watching the blacksmith.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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60 helpful votes 60 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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35 helpful votes 35 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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42 helpful votes 42 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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