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

HENRY & BEN special exhibit about military officer Henry Orsay and outlaw marshal Ben Thompson. In the Orsay House. 

INDELIBLE HISTORY special exhibit of inkwells owned by famous Americans and Texans,. In the Wroe Storefront in Sprinkle Corner.

FREEDOM'S COLORS special display of historic independence flags. In Wessels Hall.

GOING GOING GONE 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. Ihe Wroe Storefront in Sprinkle Corner. 

TRAILING NORTH: The Chisholm Trail at 150 special exhibit with real Longhorn cattle. Aynesworth-Wright House.

 

DAILY ATTRACTIONS

 

saturday, december 9

FRONTIER CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION with 1800s decorations at all sites. 10-5. 

TWELVE ROOMS OF CHRISTMAS game for children at all sites. 10-5.

DECORATIVE METALWORK class and demonstration at the Smithy. Enroll at least a week in advance. $200. 10-3.

'A PRAIRIE CHRISTMAS CAROL' live-theater adaptation of Charles Dickens' holiday story. Tickets online or $12 at gate. 7-11. 

 

sunday, december 10

FRONTIER CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION with 1800s decorations at all sites, holiday hayrides. 10-5. 

TWELVE ROOMS OF CHRISTMAS game for children at all sites. 10-5.

'BAH HUMBUG' live-theater holiday show with award-winning actor Damian Gillen. 2 p.m. Regular admission.

DECORATIVE METALWORK class and demonstration at the Smithy. Enroll at least a week in advance. $200. 10-3.

 

friday, december 15

FRONTIER CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION with 1800s decorations at all sites. 10-5. 

TWELVE ROOMS OF CHRISTMAS game for children at all sites. 10-5.

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

 

saturday, december 16

FRONTIER CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION with 1800s decorations at all sites, with horse-drawn wagon rides. 10-5. 

TWELVE ROOMS OF CHRISTMAS game for children at all sites. 10-5.

'SANTA GOES ON STRIKE' live show with the Hill Country Players. 10:30 a.m. Regular admission.

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

 

Sunday, december 17

FRONTIER CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION with 1800s decorations at all sites. 10-5. 

TWELVE ROOMS OF CHRISTMAS game for children at all sites. 10-5.

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

 

Friday, december 22

FRONTIER CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION with 1800s decorations at all sites. 10-5. 

TWELVE ROOMS OF CHRISTMAS game for children at all sites. 10-5.

 

saturday, december 23

FRONTIER CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION with 1800s decorations at all sites. 10-5. 

TWELVE ROOMS OF CHRISTMAS game for children at all sites. 10-5.

 

CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS so our volunteers can be with their families: Sunday, Dec. 24 to Friday, Jan. 5.