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The Gillespie County Historical Society (GCHS) was charted in 1935 as stewards of the newly built Vereins Kirche Museum. Over the last eighty-six years, the GCHS has continued its care of the Vereins Kirche, while also adding the 3.5-acre Pioneer Museum complex; the Schandua House; the Marschall-Meusebach Cemetery, and most recently, interpretation at the Old Gillespie County Jail. Along with caring for these historic sites, the GCHS office also provides help with research; image identification; general history queries regar... read more
325 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX, 78624, United StatesGet directions
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Pioneer Museum has a 4.7 star rating with 727 reviews.
Pioneer Museum is closed now. It will open tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.
This place has a senior and military discount. Even without the discount it is 12 dollars per. They play a 12 minutes video every 15 minutes or so in one of the building. They have all different buildings you can go look into. It was a great time for me and was worth every single minutes. I don't want to spoil(?) too much of it but all I'll say is it was educational and fun! I'm not really a big museum guy but this one was pretty good and I definitely had a good time.
We loved it even if it was 109 when we walked it. All the history was cool to learn. My 5 and 9 year olds and a blast exploring and looking at all the artifacts. There are 9 buildings to explore. If you have the TX kid passport, you can get it stamped here.
I've been to museums all over Texas, and the Pioneer Museum was a unique experience presented in excellence and professionalism. This is an area of history that I was not familiar with, so walking these grounds, through the buildings, and reading the materials gave me a new appreciation for this period and location of history. I would absolutely recommend coming to the Pioneer Museum, and while you're at it, visit one of the local German restaurants for a complete experience.
The hubby and I came to visit Fredericksburg during the week when it wasn’t so busy. This was our first stop and I’m so glad we made this our first stop with everything we wanted to see. You’ll be taken back in time to see how the German pioneers lived when they arrived. You can go inside all of the different homes, school, barbershop💈and smoke house. They also have a short video to watch about the history of their arrival to the area, that was interesting to watch. It was a fun and neat experience! They also have a gift sh... read more
Great self-guided tour of the life of the early settlers in the Fredericksburg area. Admission at the entrance with discounts for seniors and students. Enjoy!