Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park right outside of Stonewall, Texas.
The Sauer-Beckmann Farm is a living history farm, which recreates rural farm life from 1900-1918. It is an actual, working farm, where the park docents wear period clothing, and work it….milking the cows, canning the beans, or working in the gardens.
In 1966, a relative sold the property to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the farm was opened to the public in 1975. I actually remembered visiting as a child and was thrilled to find it still open and in working condition to show my kids today.
That, kids, is a great reminder that I shouldn’t complain about my laundry day…..
Come with questions and make sure you talk to the docents - they love to show you what they are doing and tell stories. It enhances the experience so much more than just looking at these items behind a glass case in a museum.
The Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm is easy to do along with the LBJ Ranch and the Texas White House, all located on the Lyndon B Johnson National Historic Park.
Texas Travel Facts for the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm:
Location: Highway 290 Stonewall, Texas
Hours: Daily, 9 am - 5 pm
Recommended Time: 1 - 2 hours
Good to know: Good for all ages, my toddler loved the animals; plan a full day as you can visit the Texas White House and LBJ Ranch as well; great picnic area for lunch