Pioneer Farms

At Pioneer Farms, you’ll find five themed, restored historic areas to explore: an 1841 Tonkawa Encampment, an 1868 German Emigrant Farm, an 1873 Texian Farm, an 1887 Cotton Planter’s Farm and an 1899 Sprinkle Corner rural village. In each area you can see and smell Texas history first-hand. An historic blacksmith shop and a carpentry shop staffed by working artisans demonstrate trades on the Lone Star frontier. Explore more than 90 beautiful, wooded acres and discover exciting, memorable ways to experience Texas’ past with your family. Don’t miss the Scarborough Barn where you can get up close with your favorite farm animal friends!


10621 Pioneer Farms Drive (map)


Open to the public Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 10-5. Open by reservation for guided programs, Monday- Thursday.


General admission prices are $8 for adults, and $6 for youth and seniors. Admission for groups of 15 or more is $5 each. Admission prices for special events are higher. Please pay admission in the General Store by the front gate. We accept cash, checks , and major credit cards.




upcoming events

December 13, 2019 | 8:00 p.m.

Austin Ghost Tours at Pioneer Farms

Ghosts, apparitions and things that go bump in the night will be the featured topic for exclusive nighttime ghost tours at Pioneer Farms. Join us for this Friday the 13th special tour. 

From our 1841 Tonkawa Encampment and 1866 German Emigrant Farm to our 1878 Texian Farm and 1886 Cotton Planter’s Farm, each location is filled with genuine artifacts and historical items that contribute to the lively spirit activity that has been documented on our grounds.

In each area you can step back in time and experience Texas history first-hand — and maybe even catch a glimpse of the people who have long since passed on, and yet somehow still remain.

These tours are in the dark and all about ghosts, hosted by Austin's one and only Austin Ghost Tours. Ghost sightings, unexplained events disembodied voices are all common occurrences at Pioneer Farms. Mark your calendars for this not-to-miss nighttime experience, in a place with a documented history of ghosts, apparitions and other unexplained sightings.

 If you are afraid of ghosts, DO NOT TAKE THIS TOUR.

Buy your tickets now to ensure you get a spot!

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December 14, 2019 | 1:00 p.m.

Christmas on the Prairie

Celebrate the holidays 1800s style during Christmas on the Prairie at Pioneer Farms. Step into the past and experience the sights and sounds of holidays gone by. Our three historic homesteads and 1899 village will be decorated for the holidays and filled with Christmas spirit! Historical crafts, ornament making, treats, and music await visitors in our historic homesteads. A caroling hayride will take visitors from home to home. Great for all ages! For two Saturdays only-- December 7th & December 14th, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Crafts, treats, and holiday demonstrations included in the price of general admission. $8 Adults & $6 Youth/Seniors. Children 2 and under free.

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