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, December 2

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

Saturday, December 3

DAYS OF CHRISTMASES PAST special program at various sites. 10-5.

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

Sunday, December 4

DAYS OF CHRISTMASES PAST special program at various sites. 10-5.

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

Friday, December 9

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

A PRAIRIE CHRISTMAS CAROL special live-theater show of Charles Dickens' timeless tale. $12. Tickets online or at gate. 7-10.

Saturday, December 10

SANTS GOES ON STRIKE holiday show by Hill Country Player from Hill Country Middle School. Regular admission. 11 a.m.

DAYS OF CHRISTMASES PAST special program at various sites. 10-5.

BLACKSMITHING 2.0 class 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.

A PRAIRIE CHRISTMAS CAROL special live-theater show of Charles Dickens' timeless tale. $12. Tickets online or at gate. 7-10.

Sunday, December 11

DAYS OF CHRISTMASES PAST special program at various sites. 10-5.

BLACKSMITHING 2.0  class at the Smithy. Second day of two-day class. 10-3.

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

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL special program on the history of Santa in Wessels Hall. 2-4.

Friday, December 16

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

A PRAIRIE CHRISTMAS CAROL special live-theater show of Charles Dickens' timeless tale. $12. Tickets online or at gate. 7-10.

Saturday, December 17

DAYS OF CHRISTMASES PAST special program at various sites. 10-5.

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

A PRAIRIE CHRISTMAS CAROL special live-theater show of Charles Dickens' timeless tale. $12. Tickets online or at gate. 7-10.

Sunday, December 18

DAYS OF CHRISTMASES PAST special program at various sites. 10-5.

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

December 19-30

Closed for holidays to give hour volunteers time off with their families