Austin: Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms

As Texas’s agricultural economy grew, German Texans were right there reaping the benefits and contributing to its success. Early settlers raised crops for their own families’ subsistence and for commercial sale – and most did it quite well.

“We have not lacked any good here; we eat meat every day,” wrote Nicholas and Anton Riedel in 1845.

Among five themed historic areas on its 90 acres, Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms features a reconstruction of an 1868 German immigrant farm. Visit the one-room log cabin where Fritz Kruger raised 13 children, smell biscuits baking in the outdoor oven, and marvel at the stacked cedar post fence.

Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farm

  • Hours: Friday - Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Admission: 13 and older: $8, Ages 3-12: $6
  • 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr., Austin, TX
  • 512-837-1215
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