Admission $5 ~ adults $3 ~ children (ages 6-17) free ~ children (5 & under)
PIONEER MUSEUM GROUNDS Have you ever wondered what life might have been like in one of Texas' pioneer communities? Come stroll through the grounds of the Pioneer Museum at your leisurely pace & glimpse into the daily lives of the German pioneers of the Texas hill country. Our 3.5 acre grounds, which is 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.
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
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.