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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  • August 13, 2017
    We did this on a day when it was rainy. It was the perfect venue for the weather. Each building provides a motion activated recording. The gift shop provided umbrellas.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This museum is fantastic. A great introductory video at the start explaining the story of the early settlers and then you go around various buildings, all original from the mid 1800's. The have been p...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    One of the best historical or pioneer museums. Recommend starting with the video at the beginning... it's short and it tells the story of the first German settlers and how they came to Fredericksburg  more »
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  • May 21, 2017
    Ours was a very nice visit. The museum is a very well assembled and maintained wealth of local history and artifacts. Enjoyed it.
  • July 10, 2017
    Had a great time visiting the museum and learning. Thank you
  • March 31, 2017
    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.
  • March 27, 2017
    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.
  • April 30, 2017
    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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