Take a step back in time and into the rich history of Dripping Springs at the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead museum. Nestled on five beautifully shaded, oak-filled acres, the 1854 farmstead - built by one of Dripping Springs’ founding families- offers a fascinating and informative glimpse into our community’s historic past.
Originally built as two log pens (cabins) with a center “dog trot” breezeway, the Pound farmstead has been meticulously restored to its exact composition and appearance from the period when Dr. Pound lived here.
Experience the flourishing rural life of a Central Texas pioneer farmstead and see the beautifully renovated barn, smokehouse, windmill, and garden areas. Dr. Pound was well advanced in today's sustainable living mindset- having built into the home and out-buildings an attached rainwater collection cistern: a self-watering trough for the farm animals, and the amazing in-ground hot house that kept his medicinal herbs and vegetable seedlings growing all winter.
The peaceful gardens and grounds includes an oak tree that is estimated to be over 500 years old. Identify the antique roses that Sarah brought as cuttings to her new home from her native Mississippi. Bring a picnic lunch to eat at our tables under the shade trees.
Open Wednesday - Saturday 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Admission donation accepted.