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8 Must-See Museums in New Braunfels

Aside from listening to locals talk about their history and culture, museums are also a great place to learn, see, and experience the old days. If you are a history buff and looking for another place to explore, come and step back in time and stroll along the museums in New Braunfels.

1. Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture

Learn the German history of New Braunfels first-hand. Each tour will introduce to you the artistic beauty of handcrafted Biedermeier furniture by the early German settlers. You will be guided along the main house, log cabin, shop, and kitchen. On Fridays and Saturdays, there are living historians who demonstrate a variety of 19th-century skills to make your tour more interesting and educational.

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday-Sunday:

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

August: Appointment only

Open Wednesday through Sunday


Fee:

Adults: $8

Kids under 12: FREE


Address: 1370 Church Hill Dr. New Braunfels, TX 78130

Phone: +1 830-629-6504

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2. Sophienburg Museum and Archives

If you are curious about how the German settlers came to central Texas then visit this museum. See local artifacts, photographic images, maps, and documents that showcase how Prince Carl established a new colony at the edge of Indian territory. This museum also offers public lectures, school programs, and community events that promote the city’s rich history.


Hours of Operation:

Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday-Monday: Closed


Fee:

Adults: $8

Groups over 20 (must pre-book): $7

Students (13-18): $4

Children (6-12): $2

Members and children under 6: FREE


Address: 401 W. Coll St. New Braunfels, TX 78130

Phone: +1 830-629-1572

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3. The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country

Trek and see more than 200 dinosaur footprints in the Texas Hill area. Listen to the guides talk about the history, geology, and details of the unique dinosaurs that roamed the city before. They also feature Cretaceous fossil collection and Native American artifacts.

Hours of Operation:

Wednesdays-Sundays 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Closed on all major holidays


Fee:

Adults: $5.00

Children (5 -12 years old): $4.00

Children Under 5 years old: FREE


Address: 4831 FM 2673 Canyon Lake, TX 78133

Phone: +1 830-899-4542

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4. New Braunfels Railroad Museum

This museum features a variety of photographs from the golden age on display. Most of them are directly related to New Braunfels’ operations of the International & Great Northern, MOPAC, and MKT railroads.


Hours of Operation:

** WINTER HOURS **

Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


** SUMMER HOURS **

Monday-Friday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Fee: FREE


Address: 302 San Antonio Street, New Braunfels, TX

Phone: +1 830-627-2447

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5. The Barn Pottery

This museum showcases hand-made pottery made on-site and they also sell pottery made by local potters.


Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Address: 1296 Gruene Rd. New Braunfels, TX 78130

Phone: +1 830-629-7975

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6. McKenna Children’s Museum

Bring your children to this museum and let them immerse in a creative place made just for them. This museum features activities and educational exhibits to stimulate your child’s imagination and creativity. They can also host and create the perfect theme for your child’s birthday party.

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday: Closed


Fee: Adults/Children (Ages 12 months+): $7.50 per person


Address: 801 West San Antonio Street New Braunfels, Texas 78130

Phone: +1 830-606-9525

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7. New Braunfels Conservation Society Explore 18 historic buildings and feel the local’s hospitality and heritage of the past. An original Sunday house, heirloom tools in the cabinet shop, and an authentic two-seater outhouse are well preserved for everyone to see. Contact them ahead for a personalized guided tour. ​ Hours of Operation:

Sunday-Monday- Closed Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM *Closed for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00

Address: 1300 Church Hill Drive New Braunfels, TX 78130 Phone: +1 830-629-2943

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8. New Braunfels Art League

With their primary goal to promote interest and public knowledge about art, come see paintings by local Texas artists and join workshops, classes, and painting groups. Check their calendar for upcoming events.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Address: 239 W. San Antonio Street New Braunfels, TX 78130

Phone: +1 830-629-8022

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New Braunfels holds a lot of history and heritage that you would want to explore. Come enjoy and learn in this small well-preserved German town! If you are looking for the best place to eat, dine in at 7 Monk’s Café, the only Indian and Mediterranean restaurant in town.


This article is accurate as of the time of publishing. We always recommend calling every individual business to ensure their hours of operation remain accurate.


This article is originally published on 7MonksCafe.com

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