Museums & Living History

From the virgin prairie, they built a town but their spirit filled it with life. Their traditions, costumes, mores & beliefs imbued it with faith, pride, industry, & laughter. We are what we are, today, because of them. Let us carry on their spirit! — Everett Anthony Fey

Get back to the roots of New Braunfels at www.HistoryInNewBraunfels.com, you'll find videos, walking tours, museums, historical timelines and more.

Gruene Texas

Gruene itself has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, and many of the buildings that were rescued by Molak and Nalley have been awarded a Texas medallion from the Texas Historical Commission. It has also been recognized by the Texas travel industry as a premiere attraction for visitors, which is no surprise to its merchants and guests. Step back in time with a stroll along our Historic Gruene Walking Tour.

Downtown New Braunfels

Downtown New Braunfels offers an upbeat retail and entertainment environment for visitors and residents alike.

Surrounded by the beauty of historic buildings, both great and small, Downtown New Braunfels is also the seat of the city and county governments and the heart of the community.

Step back in time with a stroll along our Historic Walking Tour.

Natural Bridge Caverns

  • 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd
  • Natural Bridge Caverns, TX 78266
  • (210) 651-6101

Texas' premier natural attraction – where you’ll find adventure and fun around every bend. Like on the Discovery Tour, where...

Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture

Dedicated to showcasing the superb woodworking craftsmanship of European immigrants to central Texas in the mid 19th century.

Sophienburg Museum & Archives

Take the journey with Prince Carl and his group of German colonists as they cross the ocean and make their way into central Texas....

Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo

It is Animal World & Snake Farm’s Zoo’s mission to protect biodiversity, promote animal welfare, encourage sustainable living...

Canyon Lake Gorge Preservation Society

The Gorge is a real-life classroom in which visitors learn how the aquifer’s underground permeable rock cavities soak up, store, and...

Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country

The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country was incorporated in the state of Texas in November of 1995. It is a 501 (C) (3)...

Historic Outdoor Art Museum/N.B., Inc.

New Braunfels Historic Outdoor art Museum was founded in 1996, to enhance New Braunfels’ historic district while teaching and...

McKenna Children's Museum

Discover a world of art and creativity, science and technology, culture, health and history. Welcome to the McKenna Children’s...

New Braunfels Conservation Society, Inc.

On your next trip through the Texas Hill Country, stop by the New Braunfels Conservation Society and “step back in time.”See history...

New Braunfels Fire Department Museum

The New Braunfels Volunteer Fire Department was organized June 6, 1886. The old fire station is now a museum featuring antique fire...

New Braunfels Railroad Museum

We have a variety of artifacts and photographs from the golden age of railroading on display. Many of them are directly related to...