Pioneer Village Living History Center, Gonzales

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The Gonzales Pioneer Village Living History Center, often referred to as “The Village,” houses a collection of 1800s and early 1900s era houses and buildings from Gonzales County. Visitors strolling through The Village often feel as if they have just stepped into the same era as that of the original occupants of these buildings and that the inhabitants have merely stepped out for a while.

Each structure has been donated to our association and has carefully relocated to the grounds of The Village for its preservation. Most of the furnishings and equipment found within these structures were either loaned or donated to help represent the cultural lifestyle of the pioneers who settled this area.

Every year many individuals, friends, and families journey through The Village to explore a part of this preserved Gonzales County architectural history. The Village hosts many groups, organizations and clubs, as well as numerous school children on prearranged tours. All tours and special events are manned by period costumed volunteers who not only provide information about the buildings and their furnishings, but demonstrate numerous skills and crafts necessary for the pioneer way of life.

We welcome you to our historic Village and readily entertain questions or comments regarding our ongoing projects. We are a 501 © (3) nonprofit organization and will gladly accept your contribution towards The Village’s preservation and educational goals.
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  • Impressive collection of old buildings, good presentation, well signed, good variety. Got to sit out a rainstorm on the opera house porch, and one of the rockers started moving on its' own.  more »
  • This park shows how people lived in the early days of Mexico-Texas. You will gain an appreciation of life in these times and the grit required to endure and prosper.  more »
  • If you are a history buff like me you should stop by and visit this wonderful pioneer village. Its a non profit organization & granted there is not a whole lot of historical markers or explanations of the buildings or time periods there are some. We did a self guided tour and it was only $5.00. Totally worth it! There are so many antiques and lots of buildings you can actually enter & explore. It will not take you more than an hour & is kid friendly. It was absolutely awesome to see so many antiques & well preserved buildings & so fun exploring!! Would be a cute venue for a wedding. Looks like they may put on plays as well. Definitely worth a visit on the cheap side for a little historical stroll!
  • Important part of Texas history you can step back in time to watch reenactments

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