We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Learn and have fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pioneer Museum Complex

Pioneer Museum Complex
309 W. Main, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830-990-8441
Website
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Flower Mound, Texas
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Learn and have fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

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!

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

102 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    56
    35
    9
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Marquez, Texas
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great trip back in time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Staff was friendly and very informative! The buildings were very well set up. Lots of old items with descriptions and information. It was very interesting to see what life use to be like before all the modern day conviences!

Visited July 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Killeen, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A look back in time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I loved to walk and look at all the stuff would have been better as a guided tour!

Visited July 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Texas
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great for kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

My daughter is fascinated by pioneer life... she enjoyed the museum and it was nice that there wasn't much blocked off... she could sit in the desks in the school house, try out the bed in the log cabin, etc. There are a number of buildings that can be toured and interesting items in each one.

Visited July 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Texas
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Historic Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Wonderfully organized grouping of actual pioneer homes and buildings of the original German settlers gives you the feeling of steping back in time. My favorite was the one room schoolhouse . The homes are the real homes and are made more interesting with the story of the real family that lived there. The museum store is also an actual home that was reconstructed on the present site stone by stone using a system of numbering the stones to reassemble it exactly as it was. It is well worth the time and a must see for the history lover.
Special activities and demonstrations during Spring Break.

Visited October 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Pioneer Museum Complex also viewed

 

Been to Pioneer Museum Complex? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Pioneer Museum Complex, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.