1873 Texian Farm

Experience what life was like for early settlers on the Pioneer Farms site, the family of Frederick and Harriet Jourdan. They homesteaded the property in the 1850s, after coming to Texas from Tennessee and Kentucky. Like many settlers from the Eastern States, the lifestyles reflected their origins and their architecture of log-and-board homes their middle-class status. Visit the chicken house, corrals and barns to see how their livestock lived. On many such farms the barns and corn cribs were built first, owing to their economic importance, and were later turned into cabins.