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“german heritage and handmade furniture”

Museum Of Texas Handmade Furniture
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Reviewed 18 December 2015

Most interesting in you like to see well made handmade furniture from 50 to 100 years ago. The grounds are also photogenic

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Reviewed 12 February 2015

We enjoyed our visit to this house museum very much. Our tour guide got off to a slow start but after we got moving, it went well. She had answers to all of our questions and was very polite. She seemed truly engaged with us and not just reciting facts like you'd get from an automated tour. She seemed truly connected to the place. We were so glad we went upstairs in the main house! That's not part of the guided tour but you are allowed to go up on your own. The out-buildings were equally interesting -- workshop, dog-trot cabin, ranch/line cabin, and detached kitchen. The history of the main house is impressive, having been moved to this site. The hand made walnut furniture was beautiful and surprising to us to find in this area of the country. (We expected more primitive, ranch-style furniture.) I'd recommend this museum.

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Reviewed 4 February 2015

And amazing find in New Braunfels. Just off Church Hill Road is the Handmade Furniture Museum. 9+ acre site holds the mid 1800s Breustedt-Dillen home, which houses the largest collection of Handmade Texas Furniture, all produced by the German craftsmen who immigrated to the area. Don't think that this furniture is crude or made from cow horn. No, this is fine Biedermeyer style pieces, well worth your time. Docents are available to lead you tour of the main house, the cabinetmaker's shop, a classic Dog-Trot cabin and the beautiful Breustedt kitchen house. All buildings are fill with period pieces. The Docents are well versed in the history of the furniture, buildings and tools use by the early German settlers.
The hours are limited since all of the Docents are volunteers. Feb. - Nov. 1-4 (except Tuesday.) last tour of the day starts at 3:30pm. They will open, with advanced booking, for groups or conventions year round. Info is to be found on-line .
Mid April will see the Kindermasken Parade and the Museum hosts it's Folk Fest.

2  Thank Lazyday1111
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

This was the whole reason we went to New Braunfels! It might not be interesting if you don't like furniture, but if you do wood working or carving, this is a great place! You go on a guided tour through a house and a wood shop. The tour guide tells you about the furniture and the makers (New Braunfels residents who the current residents are quite proud of) and you can ask any question you want. Our guide, Francis, was very knowledgeable! They have great examples of furniture from when the area was first being settled, and the workshop has all of the old tools. It's really neat! They also have a summer kitchen that's cute.

3  Thank Amanda S
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

German heritage and preservation at its best. Tour the facility, see how New Braunfels was in the beginning, and try to attend Folk Fest in April. You won't be disappointed.]

1  Thank Nana7707
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