Central Texas' Premier Living History Park and Museum
For a truly immersive, historic, and educational experience in Austin take your group to Pioneer Farms, the incredible living history park that 'preserves and interprets the lone star state's history and cultures in the 19th century'.
Pioneer Farms is perfect for groups of all ages, offering up specialty school programs and workshops customizable for groups K-12, homeschool, and college level. Pioneer Farms’ specialty programs allow students to 'explore the past as they discover the future', the living history park offering a one-of-a-kind outdoor classroom. There are guided tours offered each Monday through Friday for any type of group visiting as well.
You will be able to 'explore Texas's colorful past' on over 90 wooded acres, the area containing an onsite petting zoo (Scarborough Barn), a well-stocked general store, and 6 different themed historic areas, as listed below.
- 1841 Tonkawa Encampment
- 1853 Walnut Creek Greenbelt
- 1868 German Emigrant Farm
- 1873 Texican Farm
- 1887 Cotton Planter's Farm
- 1899 Sprinkle Caner Rural Village
Throughout the area, there will be costumed interpreter volunteers ready to fill you in on historic facts you didn't know, or you could opt-in for more in-depth workshops, classes, or school programs to really learn the nitty-gritty details on various old-time skills. The skill workshops are amazing here, offering a wide range of subject matters. Enjoy classes such as candlemaking, banjo lessons, backyard farming, herbs for medicines, blacksmithing, belt making, dutch oven cooking, and much much more.
Stop by the general store before you go to pick up your unique souvenir, educational materials, or boxed lunches.