Walk the grounds... Tour the buildings... Enjoy the history
Pioneer Museum & Gift Shop
We are pleased to announce that we will open our doors to resume operations on Monday, May 18 at 10 am.
Monday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 4 pm Thurs (Oct & Nov) (Closed Thanksgiving day, Christmas Eve & Christmas day)
Admission $7.50 ~ adults $3 ~ children (ages 6-17) free ~ children (5 & under)
DAILY ADMISSION Enjoy a self-guided tour of our grounds at your leisurely pace & glimpse into the daily lives of the German pioneers of the Texas hill country. Our 3.5 acre grounds, located in downtown Fredericksburg,, feature historic homesteads & buildings donated by founding families of Gillespie County. Among the historic homesteads & buildings are a one-room schoolhouse, a log cabin, a Sunday house, a bath house, a barn, a smokehouse that showcase artifacts and architecture which help to preserve and tell their story. Also browse through our fire department museum which displays pieces of early 20th century firefighting equipment.
Self-guided tour takes approximately 45 min to an hour.
Located at 325 W Main Street, our museum grounds are shaded by large pecan trees and landscaped with native plants.
GIFT SHOP Take a piece of Fredericksburg and a piece of Texas home with you from our Bookstore & Gift Shop. The Gift Shop features:
large selection of books about the local history as well as Texas history
gift items handcrafted by local Fredericksburg artists
children's corner with books, stuffed animals and old-fashioned toys
Vereins Kirche (Society Church)
Open: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat (closed on Wed) 10 am - 4:30 pm (Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas days)
admission is free donations are appreciated!
Located in the heart of Fredericksburg in the Marketplatz stands the Vereins Kirche. The original Vereins Kirche (which was demolished in 1896) was the first public building in Fredericksburg and served as a town hall, school, fort and church for all denominations. The current structure was built in 1935 and stands as a tribute to the courage and vision of Fredericksburg's founders and pioneers.
Inside the Vereins Kirche, exhibits introduce visitors to the stories of Fredericksburg's past. Also browse through the selections of books and gift items.