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Pioneer Museum Complex, Fredericksburg

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4.3/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
The Gillespie County Historical Society was formed in 1934 to preserve and share the history of Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country.
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  • We enjoyed our self-guided tour through the original buildings. It was educational to read the information about all the artifacts in the buildings. 
  • We really hadn't thought about going through this, but did on a whim-it was so worth it! When you go into the various historical buildings, a recording comes on, explaining who they are (relatives of ...  read more »
  • The site can be visited only 2 hours maximum. No guides or animations, but audio commentaries that fire when arriving in parts on-site. Maybe a bit austere, it lacks a bit of entertainment. But we're having a good time and be instructed.
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  • I love this place. It's educational and very fun. The history of the area is amazing and cool. What I didn't like is the trash, probably from SA, picking up all the items like they own the place. Yeah you can guess their type is from south of the border and they don't have much respect for anything but the welfare system
  • We really enjoyed this museum. There are various houses and other buildings to visit on the grounds, and when you enter, a canned introduction begins to play, typically read by a descendant of the buildings' occupants. The variety of buildings is a real plus. However, I do wish the museum went to greater lengths to connect us with the everyday struggles of the occupants' lives. Maybe this is impossible after so much time has past, but I would've enjoyed knowing more about their joys and trials.
  • This is a good place to spend a couple of hours in Fredericksburg. It is a museum complex, presenting old houses from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s. The houses were interesting and included furniture and other items that would have been found in the houses. The real highlight was a demonstration by a man who was knowledgeable about old toys, musical instruments, and how to tie different types of knots. That description doesn't do him justice, but, trust me, the demonstrations where fantastic. He, like the rest of the staff, was very friendly and personable. I had a great time.
  • Nice walk through what it was like for settlers. Give you a new perspective on the joys of A/C.
  • Excellent place for Gillespie county history! Historical events and pioneer re-enactments are fantastic. Great family place.
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