Texas Hill Country Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

New Braunfels: Conservation Plaza

Dating from 1849 to 1861, 16 relocated structures recreate a pioneer village at Conservation Plaza. This showplace of German-Texan architecture includes residences of varying half-timbered construction styles. The 1855 home of master cabinet maker Johann M. Jahn contains his signature black walnut furniture. Nearby is Jahn’s shop and pedal-powered tools. Other buildings include an 1865 adobe store, 1858 music studio and 1850 pressed-metal saloon. The 1881 San Geronimo school contains a hand-painted working antique pipe organ. Across the street, the 1870s limestone Church Hill School sits on its original site.


  • 1300 Church Hill Drive
  • New Braunfels, Texas
  • 78130


Hours & Fees

  • Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 1 - 2:30 p.m. 

    Saturdays: 1 - 2:30 p.m.


  • Free