Located at 1370, Church Hill Drive in New Braunfels, The Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture is a historic German fachwerk. One of a few fachwerk homes left in New Braunfels, this museum is spread across 11.5 acres.
The tour to the museum will introduce you to the historical artistic beauty of handcrafted furniture as built by Germans. There are black walnuts and pine pieces which were crafted between 1845 and 1880. The tour will include the main house building, the Reininger log cabin, the smokehouse and lot more sites. The tour will last approximately for one hour. The museum allows educational tour for fourth and fifth grade students to experience the history which results in better understanding of the subject to them. In the month of April and May, 60 to 120 students per day are having access to this museum at a cost of $5 per child. Then students are divided into 11 groups and then they begin a 4 to 4.5 hour tour of sites like Sewing and Needle crafts, Lob cabin giving, Blacksmithing, Chuck Wagon, Candle making, Adobe brick making and Horno oven. The museum is open on all days. Special packages for tour are available for groups of ten or more.
Folkfest, an annual event sponsored by heritage society, is organized every April. It features pioneer craft, delicious food, musical entertainment, free furniture tours, living history re-enactments and children’s activities.
The place is best suited for history lovers and handicraft admirers. It can be possible that you don’t see this place as an interesting place to visit but for furniture lovers, this is the best place. Whenever you go New Braunfels, make sure you visit The Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture.