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Address: 501 State Park Rd 52, Stonewall, TX, TX 78671
Phone Number: 830-644-2455
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Visitors to this 19th-century working farm can observe the locals


Visitors to this 19th-century working farm can observe the locals

feeding animals, making butter, and other tasks.

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Our children were amazed!

Our kids loved this living history museum. Lots of cool farm animals that you could get close to. There was also a small garden. The "farmers" were cooking and answered lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2016

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of those places I've always wanted to go, but never made time for. Glad we did today. It reminded me of my grandparents farm that I had such good memories of as a child. I enjoyed walking the house, barn, chicken coop and out buildings and sharing the memories with my children. It's a working farm, so there are... More 

Thank Jill S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Our kids loved this living history museum. Lots of cool farm animals that you could get close to. There was also a small garden. The "farmers" were cooking and answered lots of people's questions about life as it used to be. They were making cheese. They discussed how the hog would be preserved. Our children left with a true appreciation... More 

Thank 9isenough
San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

As part of the State Park this was a great living museum. Period dressed "farmers" on hand living as they did before modern amenities. Several areas, black smith, stable, root cellar and more. Livestock on hand, too. It was such a nice day too.

Thank NCL San Antonio L
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This was a wonderful place. Would have been better if the farmers and not been sick so they could answer our questions. But enjoyed the place tremendously.

Thank mi3sons1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Learn something new each time we visit, got a lesson in cheese-making today. We always drop by the living history farm and our kids love to stop too.

Thank TxFunCouple
Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This farm offers a unique way of traveling back in time! You actually witness first hand how life existed on a farm! The volunteers are well informed, dressed to the period of that time, and enthusiastic about their way of life! You can see how butter, curds and way and cottage cheese are made from the jersey cow who lives... More 

Thank Kristi K
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very conveniently location next to the LBJ park. The farm has various animals and farming items of the pre-electricity era. The staff was very helpful describing how life was on the pre-electricity farm and in explaining how various hand tools are operated.

Thank q468
Springfield, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I really enjoy visiting living history museums. They are always very informative and lots of fun, especially for families. This one does not disappoint. It is small but has a lot to see. This is a well maintained original homestead. The people who work there are very pleasant and gladly answer any of your questions. It's fun to learn about... More 

Thank Tennessee50plus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I went here with two young kids and they both really enjoyed it. It is very well preserved and authentic, and the volunteers answered all of my son's many questions.

Thank S. C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

This historic site has much to offer; hiking trails, peaceful scenery, authentic decor from the 1800's, freindly and informative rangers. Found it by accident while driving to Fredericksburg. You'll be glad you did.

Thank kathlyn k

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