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Pioneer Museum Complex

309 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-3711
+1 830-990-8441
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Look Into the Past

This is an interesting collection of historic buildings, portraying the founding of Fredericksburg... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charleytoo
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Texas
Great experience!

Me and my boyfriend loved seeing the many historic things the museum presented. It presented the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kbakee
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Mullin, Texas
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This unique museum is spread out over 4 acres, and includes a general store, barn, and blacksmith shop among other 19th-century styled exhibits.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“self guided” (15 reviews)
“sunday house” (10 reviews)
“early days” (8 reviews)
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309 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-3711
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+1 830-990-8441

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an interesting collection of historic buildings, portraying the founding of Fredericksburg by Germans in 1846 and the settling through the 19th century. There are speakers in each building that tell the stories -- if you have a large group, you can arrange a...More

Thank Charleytoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend loved seeing the many historic things the museum presented. It presented the history of Fredericksburg and was our first thing to do on our trip. Highly recommend starting your trip with a tour. Only $5 for adults. Kids are free!More

Thank Kbakee
jhoover2016, Manager at Pioneer Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Wonderful to have you and your boyfriend, and of all the things to do in Fredericksburg, we're glad you chose us first! We are likely to raise our admission rates, so those of your reading this review, please check our website for the latest information....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you watch the introductory video. Every building is equipped with a motion detector and when you enter there is a narrative of the history of that building. Most of the narrators are descendants of the original occupants. One of the best "history" tours...More

Thank bassn386
jhoover2016, Manager at Pioneer Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We really enjoy these short and sweet reviews that simply encourage people to come try us out. Thank you for taking the time to do both.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good couple hours spent in this museum. The settings of all the buildings is very well done and organized.

Thank jatalla2000
jhoover2016, Manager at Pioneer Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for stopping by and encouraging others. We appreciate all our Trip Advisors.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised during our visit to have people who actually lived in the homes and buildings. They shared their stories and I loved the extra touch this gave to the living history.

Thank Jorge S
jhoover2016, Manager at Pioneer Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad you found this pleasant. It's our pleasure to bring the history of Fredericksburg to light. Thank you for visiting us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas on Thursday, December 14th. The museum provides a very good history of the interesting and unique town of Fredericksburg. We spent a little over an hour on the self-guided walking tour of the museum....More

Thank kzsull01
jhoover2016, Manager at Pioneer Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow. Thank you for your comprehensive review of both of our museum sites. Surely fellow Trip Advisors will find this helpful. It certainly was to us! Appreciate your visit and taking the time to review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the west end of main street you can visit this collection of historic buildings and learn about the early days of Fredericksburg. We loved it. Nice to learn how places came into being and what it was like to live there. The visit took...More

Thank MarkHouston_Texas
jhoover2016, Manager at Pioneer Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for such an affirming review. We hope others will take it to heart.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our tour through the Pioneer Museum complex. It's composed of over three acres of buildings - homes, schools, shops - each with artifacts of early pioneer days of the German settlement in Fredericksburg. Very reasonably priced at $5.00 each. The friendly...More

Thank r0xinem
jhoover2016, Manager at Pioneer Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your thorough and encouraging review. You hit on the things we work hardest on. By the way, for everyone's information, we are raising our admission fee to 7.50 for adults in 2018. Students' rate remains at $3 and children under 6 are...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017

This very simple place offers an insight into how the first settlers to the Fredericksburg area came and lived. At just $5 to enter it's an hour well spent.

Thank Guy A
jhoover2016, Manager at Pioneer Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

We are glad you spent the time with us. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 13 November 2017

The museum is set up to give you some very good insight into what life was like around Fredericksburg back in the mid 1850's. It's not the typical museum in that it consists of several small buildings (homes, shops, barns, etc.) that have been restored...More

Thank T S
jhoover2016, Manager at Pioneer Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

We especially like your words, "...walk through and in between these historic building in a very pleasant setting." Thank you!

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Donald F
14 December 2017|
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Response from jdayrail . | Reviewed this property |
Unsure of that. We were the only people there on the pretty day we visited. In general, it's very quiet compared to everything else in Fredericksburg.
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Andrea F
11 March 2017|
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Response from jhoover2016 | Property representative |
Hi, Andrea. I'm the Museum Director. We are not open on Sundays because we value the concept of a weekly "day of rest" in Fredericksburg, which is a long-held tradition passed down by our pioneers, whom we honor with this... More
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Laura_78660
24 November 2016|
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Response from jhoover2016 | Property representative |
Most of our visitors find under an hour sufficient. I hope you'll squeeze us in. Love to have you. Please note we'll be closed at 3pm on Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and of course closed Thanksgiving Day. Regular hours... More
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