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Address: 309 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-3711
Phone Number: 18309908441
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This unique museum is spread out over 4 acres, and includes a general...

This unique museum is spread out over 4 acres, and includes a general store, barn, and blacksmith shop among other 19th-century styled exhibits.

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Very neat little step back in history

We went with our two young sons and very much enjoyed the tour. Each little structure has an audio recording that plays as you walk in describing what you are seeing. Most of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Miranda_Jarod
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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95 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with our two young sons and very much enjoyed the tour. Each little structure has an audio recording that plays as you walk in describing what you are seeing. Most of the recording are of family member/original owners. There are very neat artifacts in each house/barn. Worth the stop!!

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Thank you for coming and bringing your sons. We love hosting families. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at the museum were very welcoming and friendly. The museum itself is a collection of structures (school house, cabins, etc) that show what pioneer life was like in early Fredericksburg. There is also open space between structures and so kids can run around and not feel like they are in a formal museum. We enjoyed our visit and... More 

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We are so grateful you took the time to tout us. You picked the things we work hardest at - being friendly/welcoming and keeping the museum quaint and authentic. Thank you for encouraging others to come see us. Much appreciated. More 

Conroe, Texas
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very enjoyable museum. It had many buildings depicting the early settlement of the Fredericksburg area. There was audio in most of the buildings to describe what you were seeing or what it was like to actually be there. The admission was reasonable and had a nice gift shop.Families of all ages would enjoy this museum.

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Thank you for taking the time to give us such a nice review. We hope it encourages others to come see us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to shop in Fredericksburg but didn't want the kids to feel neglected so we found the Pioneer Museum and were pleasantly surprised. There were four kids ages 9, 8, almost 4 and 3 and me and my college girlfriends. The docent was very friendly and accommodating. It was nice to be self-guided and not rushed. We were there on... More 

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Thank Tori P
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You could not have said anything more affirming than what you said in your review. Thank you. We are committed to expanding our exhibits to make the experience even more fun for kids. Thank you for your encouragement to other visitors to come see us. More 

Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

A small complex of original and rebuilt local homes from the Fredericksburg area. Self guided but some buildings have audio in them which is a nice touch. Narration is by descendants of some original immigrants. Worth going to see to get a feel for those original settlers who came to the area and put down roots (all without air conditioning!).... More 

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Management response:

Thank you for your review. I need to make a respectful correction, though. We are not city run. We are owned and operated by the Gillespie County Historical Society, an 80 year-old nonprofit organization funded by donations, memberships, admissions, store sales and programs. Thank you for coming to see us and encouraging others. Much appreciated! More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

My sister's summary of this museum was: "It's not that old" I don't think something has to be a certain age to be interesting in a historical sense, but I did have to agree with her on this one. Most of the exhibits were about a hundred years old or less. Which might have been more interesting if we had... More 

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Management response:

Thank you for coming to see us. It's true, we are not that old when you consider the history of America or certainly that of Europe. One of our buildings is 170 years old, and many of the artifacts are from the 1850s through 1870s. Our story began just after Texas became the 28th state in the Union, which really... More 

Huntsville, Texas
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Gives good overview of historical significance of the area. Well worth the visit with helpful staff and professional environment.

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Thank 128kodak
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Thank you for your review. I'm glad you found it worthwhile and our staff helpful. Those are the two primary goals on our list! More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

The organization has done a wonderful job of saving the buildings and memorabilia and displaying it. You get a good sense of what the new settlers had to endure when they arrived and tried to start farms, etc. Great history lesson. We were pleasantly surprised.

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So glad you had a good time. Our story about the German settlers eking out a living on the Texas frontier is most heroic to us. Thank you for your kind words. More 

the Woodlands, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We visited with our 10 year old and 16 year old and they enjoyed all of the history about the German settlers and the way of life in the late 1800s and early 1900s. We would recommend to anyone visiting the area. Also the host at thee gift shop was super sweet and friendly.

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Thank Denise K
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So glad you and your kids had a good experience. Thank you for sharing it with other potential visitors. More 

Dallas, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This is not nearly well known as the National Museum of the Pacific War also located in Fredericksburg, but a visit here is very worthwhile. There are approximately 10 buildings in the complex, that originally stood on the site or were moved here from other locales in the Fredericksburg area. This museum gives one a real sense of rural Texas... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We're proud of our one-room school because our county at one time had more of those than any other county in Texas. We just hosted the national conference of the Country School Association of America. Appreciate your review. More 

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