Pioneer Farms

Austin

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Classes and five themed areas explore Texas history, including its Native American and German-immigrant populations, across 90 wooded acres

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Pioneer Farms

The percussive sounds of water drums and rattling gourds echo across limestone bluffs and the grassy banks of a meandering creek. A cedar-post fence creaks in the breeze. An elegant Victorian farmhouse towers over livestock corrals. Pioneer Farms' themed history sites sprawl across 90 wooded acres, immersing visitors of all ages in exhibits and living demonstrations of Texas history. The grounds also serve as a haven for historic 1800s buildings, many of which were transplanted from their original plots throughout the state and reconstructed with rubber cement.

Offering a snapshot of central Texas's Native American population, an authentic Tonkawa encampment dating back to 1841 welcomes guests to visit tepees and dance to tribal music under a centuries-old oak tree. An 1873 Texian farm, which includes a log-and-board cabin on its original site, provides livestock care and tractor-throwing demonstrations, and the restored rural village of Sprinkle Corner introduces visitors to carpenters, blacksmiths, a general store, and a 19th-century stagecoach house from which more than 12 horse-drawn wagons convey passengers across the farm throughout the day. Wild animals raise their heads above lush grasses near Walnut Creek, and the Scarborough Barn allows children to meet their favorite farm animals. Visitors can further connect to history and nature through the farm's many programs and classes, including workshops focused on traditional blacksmithing, cooking in the buildings' original kitchens, and basic photo red-eye correction using squid ink.

Customer Reviews

Great for a field trip
Julie A. · November 4, 2016
Nice way to explore Austin's past
Amy D. · August 1, 2016
It was wonderful. I enjoyed talking to the lady at the cabin ( the one that has the chickens and pig). She was very insightful and knowledgeable. I loved the houses.
Stephanie G. · July 8, 2016
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    10621 Pioneer Farms Dr.

    Austin, TX 78754

    +15128375331

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