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.

 

UPCOMING events

TEXAS REPUBLIC: INDEPENDENCE DAY special discount admission day on Friday, March 4. $5 per person admission.

SPRING STAMPEDE Spring Break history festival at all sites Friday-Sunday, March 9-11. $10 admission.

AUSTIN ST. PATRICK DAY FESTIVAL on Saturday, March 17. All day. Advance tickets only. No gate sales.

GOAT YOGA class in Sprinkle Corner on Saturday, March 24. Limited space. $35 a person. Details coming soon.

ADULT EASTER EGG HUNT with flashlights, dinner, dance on Saturday, March 31. 7-11. Limited capacity. $25 a person. Tickets.

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE conducted by Holy Word Lutheran Church on Sunday, April 1. Free admission.

CHILDREN'S EASTER EGG HUNT with age-specific times, prizes. Tickets on sale now. $10 a person. 1-4.

 

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. 

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

 

Friday, february 16

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

 

saturday, february 17

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

BASIC LEATHER CONSTRUCTION class and demonstration at Sprinkle Corner. Enroll at least a week in advance. $100. 10-2.

BACKYARD CHICKENS: THE ABCs class in Sprinkle Corner. Enroll at least a week in advance. $40. 10-1.

KNITTING: A STITCH IN TIME class and demonstration in Sprinkle Corner. Enroll at least a week in advance. $60. 10-2.

 

SUNDAY, February 18

BASIC LEATHER STAMPING & TOOLING class in Sprinkle Corner. Enroll at least a week in advance. $100. 10-2.

DROP SPINDLE SPINNING class and demonstration in Sprinkle Corner. Enroll at least a week in advance. $65. 10-2.

GIRLS OF GRIT: WOMEN IN TEXAS HISTORY walking tour and lecture. Enroll at least a week in advance. $10. 1-3.

 

Friday, February 23

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

 

Saturday, February 24

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

CROCHET BASICS class and demonstration in Sprinkle Corner Enroll at least a week in advance. $60. 10-2.

 

Sunday, February 25

SEWING PLAIN & FANCY class and demonstration in Sprinkle Corner. Enroll at least a week in advance. $60. 10-2.

ARCHERY class and demonstration at the range. Enroll at least a week in advance. $35. 10-1130.

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

 

Friday, March 2

TEXAS REPUBLIC INDEPENDENCE DAY discount admission day for homeschool families and the public. 10-5.

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

 

Saturday, March 3

PINCH POTS: Pottery Basics Class with ceramicist Jennifer Hill. Enroll at least a week in advance. $85 for two days. 10-12, 2-4.
BASIC BLACKSMITHING class and demonstration at the Smithy. Enroll at least a week in advance. $150. 10-3. 

 

SUNDAY, March 4

PINCH POTS: Pottery Basics Class with ceramicist Jennifer Hill. Second day of two-day class. 10-12, 2-4.
BASIC BLACKSMITHING class and demonstration at the Smithy.Second day of two-day class. 10-3. 

BACKYARD FARMING class and demonstration at the German Farm. Enroll at least a week in advance. $40. 1-5.

 

Friday, March 9

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

 

Saturday, March 10

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

SAY CHEESE: The Basics of Cheesemaking class and demonstration at the Texian Farm. Enroll at least a week in advance. $55. 10-2.

 

Sunday, March 11

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

ARCHERY class and demonstration at the range. Enroll at least a week in advance. $35. 10-1130.

 

Friday, March 16

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

 

Saturday, March 17

AUSTIN ST. PATRICK'S DAY FESTIVAL. Museum closed to regular history tours. Advance ticket sales only.

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

 

Sunday, March 18

FRUIT TREES class and demonstration at various sites. Enroll at least a week in advance. $40. 1-5.

 

Friday, March 23

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

 

Saturday, March 24

GOAT YOGA class in Sprinkle Corner. Space limited. Enroll at least a week in advance. $35. 10-3.

BACKYARD CHICKENS: THE ABCs class and demonstration at the range. Enroll at least a week in advance. $40. 10-1.

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

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

BASIC WEAVING class and demonstration at Sprinkle Corner. Enroll at least a week in advance. $60. 10-2.

 

Sunday, March 25

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

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

CANDLEMAKING class and demonstration at Sprinkle Corner. Enroll at least a week in advance. $65. 10-2.

GIRLS OF GRIT class and demonstration at various sites. Enroll at least a week in advance. $10. 1-3.

ARCHERY class and demonstration at the range. Enroll at least a week in advance. $35. 10-1130.

 

Friday, March 30

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

 

Saturday, March 31

ADULT EASTER EGG HUNT with dinner, flashlight hunt, dance. $25 a person. Limited capacity. Buy tickets now.

 

Sunday, April 1

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE in Sprinkle Corner by Holy Word Lutheran Church. Free admission. 730.

CHILDREN'S EASTER HUNTS in Sprinkle Corner. Age-specific times, prizes. 1-4. $10 a person.