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Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms

Explore life in the mid-19th century on three fully restored homesteads. Meet costumed interpreters, visit farm animals, see exhibits, and more. Woodworking and blacksmithing lessons, scout programs, and nature programs are also available. 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr., Austin, TX 78754. Travis County. Tel: 512-837-1215. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Barrington Living History Farm

23100 Barrington Ln., Washington, TX 77880. 936-878-2213. Learn about the life of early farmers during the 1850's and participate in activities including feeding the chickens and picking cotton. Fee.

Depot Museum

This living history museum houses Rusk County History and offers education instruction in folk art. 14 North High Street, Henderson, TX 75652. Rusk County. Tel: 903-657-4303. Cost: Fee.

Fort Bend Museum

Explore the World War II history of Fort Bend with tours of the Long-Smith Cottage and Moore Home. 500 Houston Street, Richmond, TX 77469. Tel: 281-342-6478. Cost: Fee.

Heritage Village

157 Private Rd. 6000, Woodville, TX 75979. 409-283-2272. Experience life in the extensive Heritage Village, which displays pioneer history in East Texas. Visit the blacksmith shop, railroad depot, stable, and log cabins. Fee.

Sauer-Beckmann Living Farm

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park, 501 State Park Rd. 52, Stonewall, TX 78671. 830-644-2252 ext. 229. See costumed interpreters carry out the day-to-day activities of a traditional Texas family farm. The house is cleaned, meals are cooked, butter is churned, and cheese is made. Cost: Free.