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“Hubby in woodworkers heaven”

Museum Of Texas Handmade Furniture
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

This hidden gem (it sounds trite, but that's what it was!) was a wonderful stop on our tour of New Braunfels. There are several different types of houses on the grounds. The Museum is filled with beautifully crafted furniture made by the German settlers. The docent obviously loved her work and the furniture. Your hand is just naturally drawn to stroke the fine finish of the wood, so we were each given a white glove so we could touch the furniture without leaving any fingerprints and such. The workshop was interesting as well. If you have any interest in furniture or woodworking at all, don't miss this place!

Thank CarolfromTX
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

Heritage Village includes many interesting historic buildings which were saved from destruction and moved to the site. The Breustedt-Dillen home houses the museum and contains a nice sampling of furniture shown in room settings. The docents were very knowledgeable and made our visit interesting.

Thank Julie J
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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

Thank Jerry F
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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.

2  Thank jaf1944
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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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