Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms

Explore life in the mid-19th century on three fully restored homesteads. Costumed interpreters will recreate life on the prairie for students and scouts with many opportunities for history demonstrations, visiting farm animals, and viewing history exhibits. Also offered is the Forest Discoveries program, which explores Texas's native species and their roles in the lives of early people. Groups looking to start a service learning project, or learn about woodworking and blacksmithing, can look here for a variety of activities and classes. Scouts can take part in craft classes, or experience a camp or cookout on the farm.
Contact Info 
Address: 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, Austin, TX 78754. Travis County. Tel: 512-837-1215. Email: Website: Hrs: Fri.-Sun. 10AM-5PM, School trips Wed.-Fri. By appointment.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnights, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Camping, Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue