WHAT IS PIONEER MUSEUM?
Pioneer Museum is a combination museum and historical site of 3.5 acres located in downtown Fredericksburg. In the mid-1840s, Germans looking for a better life were reading and hearing about Texas as a land of limitless opportunity. They risked everything to get here. They tenaciously faced every obstacle and created a unique German colony in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Come share their story.
Enjoy a self-guided tour of our grounds at a leisurely pace and glimpse into the daily lives of the German pioneers of the Texas Hill Country. Among the historic homesteads and buildings are a one-room schoolhouse, log cabin, Sunday house, bath house, barn and smokehouse, all of which showcase artifacts and architecture. Also on our grounds, the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department Museum 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.
MUSEUM GIFT SHOP
The Museum Gift Shop offers a unique and varied selection of historical books by authors from the Texas Hill Country and beyond. It also features a variety of local-made sauces, jams, candles and more, as well as Texas-themed home decor, aprons, hand towels, pillows, signs, toys, and logo memorabilia. The Museum Gift Shop has something for everyone, so stop by to shop for all the gifts you’re needing…even those hard-to-find ones you’ve been searching for!