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Texas Wendish Heritage Museum

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Address: 1011 CR 212, Giddings, TX 78942
Phone Number: +1 979-366-2441
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Tue - Sun 13:00 - 17:00

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If you like museums, you will love this one

This place is not on the beaten path, but it is worth the trip. You will learn about yet another culture that makes this country great. Lovely items to explore and purchase. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anita L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is not on the beaten path, but it is worth the trip. You will learn about yet another culture that makes this country great. Lovely items to explore and purchase. The art of blowing and painting real eggs is amazing. So beautiful.

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Thank Anita L
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This museum is all about the Wends who settled in Serbin, Texas, in 1854. I had never heard anything about them before I found the museum on the internet. I was looking for some interesting things to do while visiting the historic courthouses of Texas. The buildings and grounds are very well kept and are home to a vast array... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Was greeted by very friendly people that could not wait to share all they had in the museum with us! Learned a lot about the history of the Wendish people and their genealogy. They went into great depth on all of their topics.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Our entire family loved the experience. We loved learning about our heritage. Museum volunteer was incredibly knowledgeable and kept the kids interested. We can't wait to return for Wendish Fest!

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Thank Famtravelstx
GIDDINGS, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great place to learn about a group I never knew excessed. Wendish women use to marry and black and be buried in white. Also they have extensive records if you are of Wendish decent and are trying to trace your ancestors.

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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

We were on a wildflower tour and this was our last stop and our FAVORITE. You must visit the Painted Church on the grounds - breathtaking. Very interesting history of the Wend People and their immigration to the US from eastern Germany in mid-1800s. Staffed by relatives of Wend immigrants who love to share their history and culture with you.

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Thank MrModu
Saint Peter, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

We came with the express purpose of researching my wife's family - We got all of that and more. Joyce was extremely helpful and a wealth of knowledge, eager and willing to lend a hand and offer tips for further information. The comprehensive display of artifacts, the buildings, and the beautiful St Paul Lutheran Church were the icing on the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

We started (and you should too) at the museum, and finished at the church. At the museum you learn who the Wendish are, where they came from, when they came to Texas, and how they got here. I found it quite fascinating; these people came a long way and by sticking together formed a strong and continuing community. Then we... More 

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Magnolia, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Some advance planning can make this visit much more interesting. Our group of 15 arranged for a talk by one of the community members, touring the church, lunch on site and a visit to the museum. Just a phone call can accomplish the above. However, if you are passing through on your way somewhere else, an hour here is well... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

You'd easily miss this place if you weren't planning specifically to visit it. Off the beaten track and, I think, the much the better for it. I'm not Wendish, or even German, but I was completely drawn into their story by the excellent displays and descriptions. The museum guide really topped off the experience. Being midweek, it wasn't real busy,... More 

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