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Address: Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic SiteLyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, Stonewall, TX
Phone Number: 830-644-2252, Ext. 229
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Definitely worth the visit!!

Visiting this living history farmstead was like stepping back in time to my great-grandparents farm. The volunteers who staff the farm are very friendly and exceptionally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Visiting this living history farmstead was like stepping back in time to my great-grandparents farm. The volunteers who staff the farm are very friendly and exceptionally knowledgeable about the day to day life of the family who lived there in the time period. It is especially wonderful to visit on the only night the farmstead is open for a night... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Living in a medium-size city, I seldom get a chance to take a look at farm life especially as it existed over 100 years ago. At this attraction you will find an old barn and a farmhouse which grew over the years as the size of the family increased. We saw chickens and roosters and a couple of turkeys on... More 

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Blanco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

oh my, you have to go here, and tke the kids. What a fantastic place, er farm. Very well kept and very interesting.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

On the third Sunday in December, the farm is open for tours in the evening from 7-9 p.m. There are samples of baked goods at the farm. Plenty of guides to answer questions.

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Rockdale, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The volunteers at the farm are awesome! They demonstrate the old ways of doing things, before the advent of power tools and kitchen appliances. The "homemaker" prepares a noon meal every day for the entire staff. Various farm animals are kept on site. The volunteers are friendly and available to answer all your questions. The setting is lovely and an... More 

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Kewanee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Farmstead of about 100 years ago - volunteers in period clothes demonstrate a variety of tasks like making butter, smoking meat, etc. Is an active working farmstead a short walk from the State Park Visitors Center

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Pembroke, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

I realize that this is how people lived when my parents were young. Everything was simpler then, but work was harder. Judging by the size of the beds people were smaller than they are now. I was impressed by the size of the sweet potatoes. One weighed seven pounds. That would feed a lot of people.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Saw how they have replicated the old time farm living. A worthwhile experience. They were cooking up a meal of onions, peppers, sausages, mouth watering. Staff dressed old fashioned and were knowledgeable.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Entrance to this site is free and everyone is welcome! Stop at the visitor center for the state and national park to receive your receipt (for your windshield) and then stop in. Living history takes you back in time to the late 1880s where there's no electricity or running water. Lots of farm animals including cows, sheep, horses, turkeys, chickens,... More 

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Geronimo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Enjoyed the self tour of the Living History Farm. We got to watch the farm animals, tour the house and out buildings at our leisure. The woman there (dressed in period costume) gave us an informative insight into the daily and weekly duties in the kitchen and home during the period. It was taking a step back in time.

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