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

MOTHER'S DAY special program at all sites on Sunday, May 13. 10-5. Watch for details.

FATHER'S DAY special program at all sites on Sunday, June 17. 10-5. Watch for details.

OLD-FASHIONED INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL at all sites. 10-5. $10.  Watch for details.

 

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. In the Wroe Storefront in Sprinkle Corner. 

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

 

DAILY ATTRACTIONS

 

Friday, April 6

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

 

Saturday, April 7

BASIC BLACKSMITHING class at the Smithy. Two-day class. 10-3 each day. $150. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Sunday, april 8

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

 

Friday, April 13

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

 

Saturday, April 14

BLACKSMITHING 2.0 class at the Smithy. 10-3. $200. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

DUTCH OVEN COOKING class at the Texian Farm $50. 10-2. Enroll at least a week in advance.

QUILTING class at the Sprinkle Corner Classroom. $150. 10-2. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Sunday, April 15

ARCHERY class at the Front Range. 10-1130. $35. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

SOAPMAKING class at the Cotton Planter's Farm. 10-2. $50. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

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

 

Friday, April 20

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

 

Saturday, April 21

AX-MAKING class at the Smithy. 10-3. $200. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

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

 

Sunday, April 22

GIRLS OF GRIT lecture on famous Texas women at various sites. 1-3. $10. Sign up at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

AX-MAKING class at the Smithy. Second day of two-day class.

 

Friday, April 27

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

 

Saturday, April 28

TOOLMAKING class at the Smithy. Two days. 10-3. $200. Sign up at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Sunday, April 28

ARCHERY class at the Sprinkle Corner Range. 10-1130. $35. Sign up at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

TOOLMAKING class at the Smithy. Second day of two-day class.

 

Friday, May 4

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

 

Saturday, May 5

BASIC BLACKSMITHING class at the Smithy. Two-day class. 10-3 each day. $150. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Sunday, May 6

BACKYARD FARMING class at Sprinkle Corner and various sites. 1-4. $40. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

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

 

Friday, May 11

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

 

Saturday, May 12

BLACKSMITHING 2.0 demonstration and class at the Smithy. $200. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

DUTCH-OVEN COOKING class at the Texian Farm. 10-2. $50. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Sunday, May 13

BASIC HAND-TOOL WOODWORKING class at the Carpentry Shop. 1-5. $125. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

BASKET WEAVING class at the Sprinkle Corner classroom. 1-4. $60. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

ARCHERY class at the Sprinkle Corner Range. 10-1130. $35. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

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

 

Friday, May 18

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

 

Saturday, May 19

KNIFEMAKING class at the Smithy. Two-day class. 10-3 each day. $200. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Sunday, May 20

GIRLS OF GRIT lecture on famous women in Texas history at various sites. 1-3. $10. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

KNIFEMAKING class at the Smithy. Second day of two-day class.

 

Friday, May 25

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

 

Saturday, May 26

TOOLMAKING class at the Smithy. Two-day class. 10-3 each day. $200. Enroll at least a week in advance.

 

Sunday, May 27

ARCHERY class at the Sprinkle Corner Range. 10-1130. $35. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

TOOLMAKING class at the Smithy. Second day of two-day class.