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Pioneer Museum Complex

309 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-3711
+1 830-990-8441
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Brilliant museum

Please visit this museum. It is excellent. A complex of recreated homes from a past era. History... read more

Reviewed yesterday
365giannad
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Wonderful place with wonderful staff

This place will take your mind 100 or more years back in the past. You will appreciate the struggle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John B
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Kingwood, TX, United States
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“self guided” (13 reviews)
“sunday house” (9 reviews)
“early days” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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 yesterday via mobile

Please visit this museum. It is excellent. A complex of recreated homes from a past era. History comes alive and is greatly recorded. Collect your passport and enjoy the day

Thank 365giannad
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place will take your mind 100 or more years back in the past. You will appreciate the struggle of early Americans. How much trouble they went through to come to this city and their desperate times and their determination. I recommend watching the introductory...More

Thank John B
jhoover2016, General Manager at Pioneer Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review. We appreciate the good words.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good way to get a quick summary on the settlement of this area by German immigrants. The video presentation was well done and kept my attention. The exhibits are great. You can easily do this whole tour in one hour.

Thank Stephen S
jhoover2016, General Manager at Pioneer Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for your kind review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent about 1-2 hours here looking through the old pioneer houses and talking to volunteers in the houses. Interesting little self guided tour if you get tired of the hustle and bustle of Main Street.

Thank Amber H
jhoover2016, General Manager at Pioneer Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I love it that you mentioned the escape of the hustle/bustle. Our whole museum celebrates a slower time when building social relationships and strengthening families was the order of the day. Thank you for your high marks and taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 1 May 2017

I was waiting to pay when my husband began nudging me that he didn’t want to go through the museum. I insisted and we are both so glad we paid the mere $5 to visit. There is a very informative 10-minute movie about the settling...More

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jhoover2016, General Manager at Pioneer Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. I'm glad you persuaded your husband. Our marketing team couldn't have come up with a better way to tout what we have. "Well worth the visit" is what we love to...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Just finished the self-guided tour of the Pioneer Museum, we were very impressed with the entire facility. Our 11 year old grandson loved it. Perfect addition to our trip to Fredericksburg!

Thank Teentsi
jhoover2016, General Manager at Pioneer Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for coming and bringing your grandson. It's wonderful when we can be a part of grandparents' visits with their young ones. Appreciate your review very much.

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Took our 12 year old daughter to this because it was on Main Street and we were so surprised at the historical buildings and items in over 10 buildings. Audio in each building. Fun way to learn history. Easily spent over an hour. Great value.

Thank Andrew M
jhoover2016, General Manager at Pioneer Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for bringing your daughter. We want to be a place that young people get a taste for what it took to build a great community. The best thing you could have said is that it's a "fun way to learn history." Thank you!

Reviewed 15 April 2017

We found the octagonal museum building to be a real gem. My favorite part of the museum was the discussion on why the immigrant community set up shop here. At $0.37 per acre of land, the draw was clearly inescapable. Recommended

Thank Tupelo010835
jhoover2016, General Manager at Pioneer Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

The octagonal museum (for those reading but haven't visited) is our Vereins Kirche, a second site for our museum story. Thank you for the review. We like "neat little stop".

Reviewed 11 April 2017

This museum bring to your mind how the first German immigrant establish on the area of Fredericksburg.

Thank vivacubalibre50
jhoover2016, General Manager at Pioneer Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

So glad you came to see us. Thank you for taking the time to review.

Reviewed 7 April 2017

A definite must see! We did it in less than an hour since we arrived a little after 4 and they close at 5. It would have been nicer if we didn't have to rush, but we did it!

Thank Senhoralinda
jhoover2016, General Manager at Pioneer Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you for squeezing us in your day. We appreciate your good words about us.

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Andrea F
Why isn't this museum open on Sunday? people only get Saturday and Sunday of from work, Sunday would be an ideal day to go!
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
About how long does it take to go through the museum and see everything? We're trying to squeeze a visit in between lunch and a show at the Rockbox Theater and don't want to feel rushed. TIA!
23 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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Lynda F
are pets welcome at Pioneer Museum Complex & what is the cost per person
16 April 2015|
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Response from jhoover2016 | Property representative |
Several months ago someone asked about pets being welcome. I'm the Director of the Museum, and here's the answer. We allow service animals on a leash and small pets that are carried. Otherwise we do not allow animals on the... More
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