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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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Truly an Interesting Museum

This is more like a mini pioneer town with a school house, black smith shop, bath house, barn, homes etc. It's laid it perfectly and as you enter each section there is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Cathy P
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Plano, Texas
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Plano, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is more like a mini pioneer town with a school house, black smith shop, bath house, barn, homes etc. It's laid it perfectly and as you enter each section there is a narration for everything you enter. It's very interesting and gives you a look into early Fredericksburg.

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Crossville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Tells the story of the German settlement of Fredericksburg, with buildings and characters in period clothing. This is a must-see attraction in Fredericksburg to understand this early German settlement.

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Alvarado, Texas, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a walking tour through several historic homes, barns, FD equipment, etc. it helps to better understand the way our ancestors lived. I think school children, young adults, would be interested in learning some of the things that were a way of life before technology took over!

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Enjoyed the layout and artifacts. They've done a great job of presenting the German immigrant history of the town. Nice gift shop and enjoyed the automatic audio recordings that come on when you enter each building.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Thou roughly enjoyed our time! If your into museums, I would go. We had 4 children with us. There are some things you can sit on/ touch- carefully so children were liking it too. I would recommend this if going to Fredericksburg: )

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Richardson, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This was a fun start to our weekend, walking from building to building to see recreations of life in 1880s Texas. There was a barn, schoolhouse, home, even a chuck wagon where you could sample campfire-brewed coffee and fire baked biscuits. The Pioneer Museum is a lot of fun and it’s fascinating to see all the artifacts and recreated items... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Nice people running the museum. Several buildings and almost all have audio tour using the voices of descendants of the original settlers. A nice stroll, some good exhibits and you get to actually walk into the rooms, unlike a lot of spots which rope off the rooms.

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Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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215 reviews 215 reviews
59 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
34 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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