Step back in time at Central Texas’ premier living history park and museum. Pioneer Farms is a short drive from Rio Bonito but a world away. When you enter Pioneer Farms, you’re going back to the Blackland Prairie of the 1800s to experience Texas history. The park and museum feature six themed historic areas that you can explore on self-guided tours. They are an 1841 Tonkawa Encampment, an 1853 Walnut Creek Greenbelt, an 1868 German Emigrant Farm, an 1873 Texian Farm, an 1887 Cotton Planter’s Farm, and an 1899 Sprinkle Corner rural village.

The whole family will enjoy exploring these themed-areas and more than ninety wooded acres. Kids especially will love the Scarborough Barn where they can meet their favorite farm animals up close and personal!

Pioneer Farms is normally open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with last admission at 4:00 p.m. For more information, you can visit their website here. Make sure to take a look at the calendar before heading out in case a special event has the museum closed.

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