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.

FREEDOM'S COLORS 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, JANUARY 6

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

Saturday, JANUARY 7

BLACKSMITHING class and demonstration at the Smithy. Enroll at least a week in advance. $100. 10-3.

ARCHERY class at Sprinkle Corner. Enroll at least a week in advance. $35. 10-11:45.

Sunday, JANUARY 8

BLACKSMITHING class at the Smithy. Second day of two-day class. 10-3.

Friday, january 13

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

Saturday, january 14

BLACKSMITHING 2.0 class and demonstration at the Smithy. Enroll at least a week in advance. $100. 10-3.

ARCHERY class at Sprinkle Corner. Enroll at least a week in advance. $35. 10-11:45.

BACKYARD CHICKENS: THE ABCs class in Sprinkle Corner. Enroll at least a week in advance. $30. 10-1. 

Sunday, january 15

BLACKSMITHING 2.0 class and demonstration at the Smithy. Enroll at least a week in advance. $100. 10-3.

HAND-TOOL WOODWORKING class at the Scarborough Barn. Enroll at least a week in advance. $50. 1-5.

friday, january 20

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

saturday, january 21

HERITAGE SALE featuring antiques and collectables donated for this fundraiser to support museum history programs. Priced to move one-of-a-kind items. 9-5 in Wessels Hall.

KNIFEMAKING class and demonstration at the Smithy. Enroll at least a week in advance. $100. 10-3.

BACKYARD CHICKENS: THE ABCs class in Sprinkle Corner. Enroll at least a week in advance. $30. 10-1. 

Sunday, january 22

KNIFEMAKING class and demonstration at the Smithy. Enroll at least a week in advance. $100. 10-3.

Friday, january 27

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

saturday, january 28

DECORATIVE METALWORK class and demonstration at the Smithy. Enroll at least a week in advance. $100. 10-3.

ARCHERY class at Sprinkle Corner. Enroll at least a week in advance. $35. 10-11:45.

sunday, january 29

DECORATIVE METALWORK class and demonstration at the Smithy. Enroll at least a week in advance. $100. 10-3.

GIRLS OF GRIT: WOMEN IN TEXAS HISTORY HISTORY class at various sites. Enroll at least a week in advance. $10. 1-3.