History and Heritage at the Pound House Historical Farmstead in Dripping Springs, TX

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Family Fun at The Pound House Historical Farmstead & Museum

A collection of antique glass medicine bottles.
A day trip to the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead, located in Dripping Springs, TX, is the perfect place to take the kids and learn about the history and heritage of Dripping Springs and the Hill Country. The farmstead, which is the oldest structure in Dripping Springs, serves as a museum dedicated to the life and times of Dr. Pound, his family and descendants.
A portrait of Dr. Pound from the late 1800s.
The Pounds built the two-room log cabin in the 1850s; the farmstead was the hub of the community serving as a medical office and hospital, church sanctuary, schoolhouse, and social gathering place.

Visiting the grounds of the museum and farmstead, visitors can take a guided or self-guided tour of the smokehouse, barn, corral, windmill and “hot frame” cellar. A visit to the farmstead feels like taking a step back in time to a part of history rich with pioneer grit and spirit.

Four generations of the family occupied the farmstead over a period of 130 years, until 1983. About a decade later, the farmstead was rightfully deemed worthy of being added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 28, 1995.

Beyond touring the museum, you can also attend one of the many family friendly events that take place at the Farmstead. During the summer months children can attend summer camps, watch a movie in the park, or partake in Summer Sundays where kids can play old fashioned yard games, or enjoy a picnic underneath the 500 year-old Heritage Tree.

The front of the Pound Farmstead with a dog trot and stone path leading to the house.

Check Out These Annual Events


The farmstead's largest annual event, Pioneer Day is held every October and is a bursting with family fun. Pioneer Day features re-enactments, demonstrations, live music, BBQ and shopping. As you stroll the 5-acre grounds you will see civil-war era patriots with their weapons and artifacts on display. Listen for the real cannon blast every hour! Visit the petting zoo or take a ride in our horse-drawn covered wagon. See live blacksmith demonstrations and play pioneer games. There are also make-and-take craft stations featuring artisan products from around the region.

Parents will enjoy artisan shopping with fine handmade items created with the same skill and craftsmanship of yore; like rag rugs woven on a loom or hand-made brooms. Your purchase will probably come with a demonstration & a story.


Pioneer Day together with our annual Homespun Holidays will give us a holiday celebration unlike any other! Live bluegrass holiday music, demonstrators, food, shopping with local artisans, make-and-take ornament crafts, wagon rides and photos with Santa by the covered wagon. Tour the house festooned with Christmas decorations and enjoy an old-fashioned holiday! $5.00 each, Age 4 & Under is free. Tickets sold at the gate.

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday: 3-6pm
Saturday: 10-2pm
School and group tours by appointment only.
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