Texas Hill Country Trail Region

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

Dripping Springs: Dr. Pound Pioneer Farmstead Historical Museum

A physician named Dr. Joseph M. Pound and his wife, Sarah, built a one-room log cabin where they raised nine children. The Pounds added a wood-frame parlor with dog trot breezeway and an office where the doctor saw patients. They also built a kitchen and dining room over a reservoir for easy water access. As a founding family of what is now Dripping Springs, the Pounds were at the hub of community life, opening their house and grounds to serve as a medical office and hospital, church sanctuary, schoolhouse, and social gathering place. Now preserved as the Dr. Pound Pioneer Farmstead, the site looks much today as it did a century ago. The home is filled with family heirlooms, including Dr. Pound’s desk, medical instruments and apothecary relics. The wooded grounds also contain a smokehouse, barn, corral, windmill and “hot frame” cellar — a building used much like a greenhouse, but primarily to start seedlings.


  • 570 Founders Park Rd
  • Dripping Springs, Texas
  • 78620


Hours & Fees

  • Wednesday - Saturday 12 p.m.-3 p.m.

  • Free, a $5 donation per person is acceptable

Map & Directions

From Austin: Travel west on US Hwy 290 towards Johnson City. Make a right turn on Ranch Road 12. Turn right into Founder's Park, about one third mile north of US 290.