Self-guided walking tours of our restored historical home sites, exhibits and displays are open for viewing each day Pioneer Farms is open. Farm animals can be viewed and talked to in various pens at the sites. Special daily attractions are listed below.

Check back often, as this page is updated frequently, and programs and schedules may be added to or subtracted up to the day of the event. Schedules are tentative and are subject to change. SITES ARE STAFFED BY VOLUNTEERS AND THE NUMBER ON SITE VARIES FROM DAY TO DAY DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY AND TURNOUT.

For information about enrolling in classes, click the Learn & Do tab at the top of our Home Page and view our Catalog of Programs & Activities. enrollment must be completed at least one week in advance.

 

current exhibits

NEW: INDELIBLE HISTORY special exhibit of inkwells owned by famous Americans and Texans, in the Wroe Storefront.

NEW: FREEDOM WAVES special display of historic independence flags in Wessels Hall.

GOING GOING GONE special exhibit on the history of Texas auctioneers, in the Tate House. 

TIKWAN-TIK exhibit about the Tonkawa Indians in Central Texas, in the Aynesworth-Wright House. 

HISTORIC AUSTIN CARRIAGES and buggies in an exclusive exhibit, in the Wroe Storefront in Sprinkle Corner. 

CHISHOLM TRAIL exhibit with real Longhorn cattle, just outside Sprinkle Corner.

 

DAILY ATTRACTIONS

Friday, September 16

LIFE ON THE TEXAS PRAIRIE program with costumed interpreters demonstrating pioneer life. 10-5.

Saturday, September 17

KNIFEMAKING class and demonstration at the Smithy. Enroll at least a week in advance for $150. 10-3.

RESTORING ANTIQUE HAND TOOLS class at the Scarborough Barn. Enroll at least a week in advance for $100. 10-2.

BACKYARD CHICKENS: THE ABCs class in Sprinkle Corner. Enroll at least a week in advance for $30. 10-2.

Sunday, September 18

AUSTIN MUSEUM DAY with historical reenactments, activities at various. Free admission. 10-5.

KNIFEMAKING class and demonstration at the Smithy. Second day of two-day class. 10-3.

GIRLS OF GRIT program on women in Texas history. Enroll at least a week in advance for $10. 1-3.

BEEKEEPING BASICS class at the Cotton Planter's Farm. Enroll at least a week in advance for $30. 1-5.

Friday, September 23

LIFE ON THE TEXAS PRAIRIE programs with costumed interpreters demonstrating pioneer life. 10-5.

Saturday, September 24

DECORATIVE METALWORK class and demonstration at the Smithy. Enroll at least a week in advance for $150. 10-3.

ARCHERY class at Sprinkle Corner. Enroll at least a week in advance for $40. 10-11:30. 

BUILDING WITH LOGS class and demonstration at Sprinkle Corner. Enroll at least a week in advance for $30. 1-4.

NATIVE TEXAS PLANTS class at the Texian Farm. Enroll at least a week in advance for $30-. 

GRANDMA'S PIES: SCRATCH BAKING lass and demonstration at the Texian Farm. Enroll at least a week in advance for $40, 1-5.

HERITAGE PHOTO WORKSHOP in Sprinkle Corner. Enroll at least a week in advance for $30. 5-9.

Sunday, September 25

DECORATIVE METALWORK class and demonstration at the Smithy. Second day of two-day class. 10-3.

PYSANKY: DYEING DECORATIVE EGGS class in Sprinkle Corner. Enroll at least a week in advance for $40. 1-5.