Gonzales: Pioneer Village Living History Center

Gonzales: Pioneer Village Living History Center

  • <p>Pioneer Village Living History Center </p> <p>Small wood frame house with covered porch in a park like area</p>
  • <p>George Littlefield (Texas State Library &amp; Archives)</p> <p>Portrait of George Littlefield</p>
  • <p>Littlefield’s former home in Gonzales, c. 1871. (Gonzales County Historical Commission)</p> <p>Two storey wood frame home with porches on both floors</p>
  • <p>Cattle herd in Gonzales, date unknown (Gonzales County Historical Commission)</p> <p>Herd of cattle on an unpaved street in a commercial area</p>
  • <p>George Littlefield home, c.1895, campus of University of Texas at Austin. (Larry D. Moore)</p> <p>Two storey brick home with wrap around porches on both floors, a corner turret, and a central square tower</p>
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By 1870, 75,000 head of cattle roamed the open prairies of Gonzales County. Many local herds combined with cattle originating further south and east, and passed through on their trek north up the Chisholm Trail. After joining one of those drives, local Civil War veteran George Littlefield made his name and fortune buying and selling land and cattle throughout the Southwest.

Step back into the Western frontier at the Gonzalez Pioneer Village Living History Center – a collection of homes and buildings dating to the days of the town’s settlement and the great cattle drives. Visitors can step inside a horse barn, blacksmith shop, granary, saloon, church building, and more.

Pioneer Village Living History Center

  • Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults: $5, Children: $3
  • 2122 N. St. Joseph, Gonzales, TX
  • 830-672-2157
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