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Pioneer Museum Complex, Fredericksburg

(4.4/5 based on 200+ 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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  • This is a heck of a piece of local history that is well laid out and very well done. There were lots to see in the way of old Fredericksburg, the German settlers, and how they lived. Several well pres...  more »
  • We happen to be here once when the museum had all of the. Reenactments going on. It was fun to be able to take part in demonstrations and talk with those participating in the museum.  more »
  • An awesome Museum that tells the story of Fredericksburg. Houses with motion sensed voice description by actual descendance of the places. There is also a great movie on how the Germans got to Frederi...  more »
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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.