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Homestead Heritage

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Address: Halbert Lane, IH-35, Elm Mott, TX 76705
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+1 254-829-0417

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LOVE this place!

We so enjoyed this place; had lunch first, then visited each building - weaving, basketry, gristmill, woodworking, pottery, blacksmith - I"m sure I'm forgetting one or two. You... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Allen, Texas
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Allen, Texas
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We so enjoyed this place; had lunch first, then visited each building - weaving, basketry, gristmill, woodworking, pottery, blacksmith - I"m sure I'm forgetting one or two. You can sign up to take classes at any of these as well. They sell all kinds of things, pottery, baking mixes, beautiful woven scarves and bags; all kinds of things. We spent... More 

Thank caroleiaap
Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here with a group - toured all the buildings, took a hayride to an overlook, and ate at the BBQ stand. Everything was great, kids had fun. Everything is expensive but it appears most is actually made on site so we did buy a few small momentos.

Thank Samantha R
Victoria, Texas
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting this place. We learned a lot about how items were made back when there were no machines. From furniture making to weaving clothes, it was an awesome place to learn and visit with the people who share their ways. Thank you!!

Thank debbie5062
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208 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the concept of the Homestead and I don't know anything about their history. I certainly can't comment about the classes and everyone is codial and accommodating. But as a casual visitor, I felt like it was a resort town tourist trap. It's all about the merchandising with a lot less about the self-sustaining way of life. I would... More 

2 Thank Clayton C
Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Homestead Heritage is an amazing place. I have taken the soft cheese class and the hard cheese class. I have been making cheeses now for 9 years, ever since taking my first class there. After moving to Tucson, I made a second trip to HH and took the "growing culinary herb" class and the "canning" class. I love their courses.... More 

Thank Barb V
Richland, MI
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Homestead Heritage as part of a visit to Waco. It was a beautiful setting with many interesting buildings on a self-sustaining farm. Lunch at their cafe was very good. I had somewhat of an uncomfortable feeling while we were there; something didn't seem right to me. I was also intrigued by the clothing worn by the employees and... More 

6 Thank Good2GoMom
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

There's so many great things to say about Homestead Heritage, it's hard to find where to begin. The people working in the shops, restaurant and demonstration cabins were so sweet and open to showing you how they make their craft. You can even take classes here and stay in a few of the cabins they have. The food samples they... More 

Thank Elizabeth L
Temple, Texas
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

This marvelous restaurant rests on beautiful acreage with many shops as well as exhibits of local history. We had to wait to be seated so we took the time to visit a shop and enjoy the wonderful scenery. We went back to the restaurant to find our table ready. The food was great. We both were delighted with our meals.... More 

Thank Don312
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

This has become a favorite of ours when visiting the Waco area at Thanksgiving. The people are friendly, the atmosphere is wholesome, the food is delicious, and the activities are fun and educational.

Thank Ed D
Conroe, TX
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

The people love what they do and enjoy sharing it with you. They do rely for income on selling their products, but they are more concerned with your enjoying the day. It was refreshing , after all the animosity seen on the tv news during 2016, to be reminded there are still gentle, kind, happy people. Every shop is an... More 

Thank a_dragonfly

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