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: TEXAS CZECHS: ROOTED IN TRADITION special exhibit about traditions from the Old World. In Sprinkle Corner.

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 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, MARCH 31

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

Saturday, APRIL 1

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

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

Sunday, APRIL 2

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

Friday, APRIL 7

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

Saturday, APRIL 8

BLACKSMITHING 2.0 class and demonstration at the Smithy. Enroll at least a week in advance. $150. 10-3.

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

CHEESEMAKING demonstration and class at the Texian Farm. Enroll at lease a week in advance. $60. 10-2.

Sunday, APRIL 9

BLACKSMITHING 2.0 class and demonstration at the Smithy. Enroll at least a week in advance. $150. 10-3.

HAND-TOOL WOODWORKING class at the Scarborough Barn. Enroll at least a week in advance. $125. 1-5.

friday, APRIL 14

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

saturday, APRIL 15

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

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

ADULT EASTER EGG HUNT by flashlight. Must be 21 to participate. Cash bar, dancing to The Swingsters. $25 each. 7-11 p.m.

Sunday, APRIL 16

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE by Holy Word Lutheran Church. Sprinkle Corner.  Free admission. 7 a.m.

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

OLD TEXAS EASTER EGG HUNT for children of all ages in Sprinkle Corner. Various start times beginning at 1 p.m.

Friday, APRIL 21

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

saturday, APRIL 22

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

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

sunday, APRIL 23

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

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 28

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

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

SUNDAY, APRIL 20

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