Pioneer Farms

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Pioneer Farms
Description:Visit an outdoor living history museum - Pioneer Farms - presenting the story of rural life in central Texas during the 1880s. Using historically correct farm animals, crops, clothing, furnishings, buildings, implements and food, costumed interpreters offer a composite look at the family farm and three family lifestyles typical of Walnut Creek in Central Texas.

Many classes available such as Blacksmithing, Fiber Arts, Home and Hearth, Farm and Field and more. Several tours available as well.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:10621 Pioneer Farms Drive
Address 2:
City:Austin
State/Province:TX
Zip Code:78754
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Sunday: 1:00 a, to 5:00 pm all year round
There is no June through Aug. program
Admission:$8 adults
$6 children ages 2-12
Special tour prices available
Telephone:(512) 837-1215
Website:www.pioneerfarms.org
R E V I E W S
lm, Co-op Member
This was a great field trip for elementary age children. The grounds are authentic and not ataged. The guide looded like he lived there, as though he had stepped out of time. The tour was informative about life as a pioneer. The kids were allowed to run around and they seemed thrilled to see all of the animals. The guide engaged us with questions. We got to see a tree over 450 years old. They built a fire for us since is was a little cold and we all gathered around the fire and heard about Native American nomadic lifestyles. We got to see how a log cabin is made and there was a close up demonstration using pioneer day tools. The gift shop was full of interesting and relatively inexpensive souveneirs. Some of us even got to use an outhouse before we hit the road.
A great trip overall. If you have little ones 3 and under, bring a stroller.
Gisela, Co-op Member
Pioneer Farms is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are special events and festivals throughout the year, as well. It's a great history experience for kids and adults of all ages. Four fully restored historic sites, plus exhibits and farm animals and nature treks.
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