If you are familiar with "The little house on the prairie" and wondered what that "really was like" this is the place. This village is complete with Sunday house, bath house, school and more. Most of the buildings are in their original setting. Others were taken from the surrounding area and rebuilt. What I found most impressive was:
- the quantity of objects, furniture, tools, wagons, etc and the majority are not under glass. We were sure just to "touch with our eyes". I just love being able to go into the buildings and being able to "get the feel".
- the village and the grounds are spotless and so is the center (I have never seen bathrooms that clean), Plenty of benches in shaded areas.
- the ladies at the admissions area gave us so much interesting information on the early settlers and were direct descendants of some of the original German families that came to Fredricksburg
- great brochure that allows you to follow the autoguided tour and plenty of descriptive and factual signage.
Plan a good 2 hours if you want to read all the information and look at the very impressive collection of tools, "appliances" and other objects. Admission is very reasonable $ 5 per pserson less for children. Thus, if you can donate a little more it will really help this gem. We will go back and visit again!
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