Pioneer Farms

Nestled on more than 90 pastoral acres in Northeast Austin, an area once crossed by a trade route for Spanish explorers and the Chisholm Trail, the Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms preserves the lifestyles on the Blackland Prairie in Texas during the 1800s. The living-history park features five restored homesteads - an 1841 Tonkawa Indian Encampment, and 1856 creek side greenbelt and wildlife habitat, an 1868 German Emigrant Farm, an 1873 Texian Farm, an 1886 Cotton Planter's Farm and an 1899 rural village - where costumed interpreters and artisans keep Old Texas alive. A variety of exhibits, displays, artisan and educational programs are open to the public at this volunteer-led museum that features a history-themed gift shop and robust agriculture and livestock programs. Attracting visitors from 44 states and 43 foreign countries, this unique facility is open Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round, and by reservation for educational programs on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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