Pflugerville: Heritage House Museum

Henry Pfluger brought his family from Germany to Texas in 1849 to escape the Prussian War. A rich man in Germany, Pfluger lost nearly all his property during the war. After living for a time with his brother-in-law John Liese on a farm east of Austin, in 1853 Pfluger paid Liese $960 for 960 acres along Brushy Creek north of the state’s capital city. Pflugerville wouldn’t begin to add more residents until after the Civil War, when churches and a school were built. But it was the advent of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad that sparked rapid growth, which continued throughout the 20th century.

Pflugerville’s Heritage House Museum interprets much of the town’s history – a town that owes its discovery, and name, to an early German-Texan.

Heritage House Museum

  • Hours: First Sunday of each month 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays 3-7 p.m. March - October..
  • Admission: None
  • 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, Pflugerville, TX
  • 512-990-6375
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