Pioneer Museum Complex, Fredericksburg

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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 happened on this museum on our recent visit to Fredricksberg. We loved being able to walk through the buildings and hear about the history surrounding them. A great place to learn and see how life ...  more »
  • The Pioneer Museum is amazing! 10 buildings are preserved and filled with artifacts from the era. You are able to walk inside each building and immerse yourself in history, it's self guided tour. !The...  more »
  • This was a really interesting self guided tour that told the story of the first settlers in Fredericksburg. While the restored buildings and contents were interesting it was the narrated details that ...  more »
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  • Ours was a very nice visit. The museum is a very well assembled and maintained wealth of local history and artifacts. Enjoyed it.
  • Had a great time visiting the museum and learning. Thank you
  • Great exhibits. Through all of their exhibits and buildings, you get a very clear picture of the life of the settlers of Fredericksburg. Worth the small price of admission.
  • Great introduction to how Germans settled this area and the hardships they endured. Buildings were open and showed how folks lived and their tools and furniture. Nice 15 minute film.
  • This is a must visit. Specially when history is reenacted. Great for children.

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Fredericksburg is well known for its wide array of bed and breakfasts and inns. Those located in the city's historical neighborhoods--particularly those on or near Main Street--sit within walking distance of the city's most popular restaurants, cafes, and bars. If you prefer a more tranquil setting, consider staying on a converted ranch or renting a cabin in the surrounding hills. Fredericksburg also provides a number of hotels and motels, several of which offer swimming pools where you can cool off from the Texas heat.
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