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Pioneer Museum Complex, Fredericksburg
(4.4/5 based on 190+ 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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  • When visiting Fredericksburg , I suggest making the Pioneer Museum your first stop. You will appreciate and enjoy the rest of your visit even more so. You will learn all about the immigrants that came...  more »
  • When arriving in Fredericksburg we decided to drive down the street to get an idea of the area. We spotted the Pioneer Museum Complex and decided to stop. This was a wonderful decision providing an in...  more »
  • Every thing was interactive, available to visit each building and tour with out roped off areas. The said it was relay fun 
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  • This felt like walking through a very well-written Wikipedia article about the founding of Fredericksburg. The lady running the front counter was kind and welcoming. The informational video at the beginning was neat. The audio recordings in each building were informative. The artifacts and the stories behind them were interesting. For $5, it was a pretty cool way to spend an hour
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nice walk through what it was like for settlers. Give you a new perspective on the joys of A/C.