Old Town at Conservation Society
Historic Village by New Braunfels Conservation Society. a collection of mid-19th century buildings that were saved from destruction by relocating to Old Town. Fully furnished and restored fachwerk structures include 4 homes, cabinet shop, saloon, general store, 2 schools (one in original location), music studio, 3 barns and the Societys office. There are also 3 offsite museums that can be visited by appt: The Ferninand Lindheimer ( Father of Texas Botony) haus on the Comal River, the Buckhorn Barbershop (downtown New Braunfels) and the Arnold-Rauch-Brandt German farmstead west of town. Old Town open Tuesday-Sunday. Please call ahead as may be closed for inclement weather or private events. 830-629-2943 Www.newbraunfelsconservation.org
Backstory and Context
Rediscover the Old New Braunfels!
On your next trip through the Texas Hill Country, stop by the New Braunfels Conservation Society and “step back in time.”See history come alive on our 3.5-acre Conservation Plaza.
Every one of our 18 historic buildings tells a story of New Braunfels hospitality and heritage…
… Wake up to history in our quaint Bed & Breakfast
… Lean against the bar of an old-fashioned saloon
… Peek inside a garage holding a restored 1907 REO automobile
… Tour the music studio where Stefan Haelbig gave lessons to generations of students
… Sit in a desk in our 1870 one-room limestone schoolhouse
… Get a shave and a haircut in the working barbershop
… Compare five styles of fachwerk used in some of the oldest structures in New Braunfels
Plus you can see an original Sunday House, heirloom tools in the cabinet shop, and authentic two-seater outhouse! No matter when you drop in, we’ll give you a personalized tour! Or call ahead so we can set up a guided tour for you or your group–a journey through Central Texas history!