Visitors will smell the delicious aroma of meals prepared on a wood-burning stove as they arrive at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm! Costumed interpreters perform the day-to-day chores of a turn-of-the-century Texas-German family. Canning and butchering are seasonal, but the farm animals are cared for daily. Your children will learn about feeding, milking, and gathering eggs. You can also watch as butter is churned and cheese is made. Handmade lye soap is used for all the cleaning and the garden is plowed with a team of horses. Your children will learn so much about the History of rural Fredericksburg, Texas, and delight in watching the animals. There is also abundant wildlife around the homestead and the opportunity to observe bison. The farmstead is Located east of the visitor center at the LBJ State Park and Historic Site. Just follow the nature trail. Located 2 miles east of Stonewall on US Highway 290. Turn left on Park Road 52. No admission fee!
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. September – May 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. June – August Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and the last Tuesday of every month