Texas Hill Country Trail Region

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

Austin: Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farm

Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms demonstrates the rigors and joys of 19th century farm life. A walking tour includes village square stores, homes and three farms where reenactors tend crops, work animals and perform chores. The James Bell home and detached kitchen embodies a prosperous cotton grower’s life. The Frederick Jourdan cabin and outbuildings replicate an 1870s homestead. The Fredric Kreuger Farm reflects the simple life of 1860s German immigrants. Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms also features a Tonkawa Indian campsite.

Watch our From Oppression to Prosperity video to learn more about German Texan cultural heritage in Texas.  This video was produced for inclusion in our German Texans mobile tour found in our Texas Time Travel Tours mobile app. Download the app for more videos and travel information:


  • 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr.
  • Austin, Texas
  • 78754


Hours & Fees

  • Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Adults (Ages 13 and over): $8, Children (Ages 3 - 12): $6, Age 2 and under: Free

    Call or see website for group rates.

Map & Directions

Located east of Interstate 35. Exit I-35 at Braker Lane, go east and follow the signs. From Parmer Lane, a mile north of Braker, go east to Dessau Road (third traffic light), turn right and go to Braker Lane East (first traffic light).