Visit the best little museums in Texas right here in New Braunfels and receive a free passport that can take you on a journey back in time to learn the infamous roots of German Texan culture. Collect stamps at each museum and receive a collectible item to mark your journey.
Sophienburg Archives & Museum of History
Take the journey with Prince Carl and his group of German colonists as they cross the ocean and make their way into central Texas. Admire their courage and determination to establish a new colony at the edge of Indian Territory. Exhibits, rich in local artifacts, photographic images, maps and documents, take visitors through the history and cultural heritage of New Braunfels and Comal County. The Sophienburg Museum offers public lectures, school programs and community events that promote the area’s unique history.
Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture
Take a drive back into history when you enter the limestone entrance of the 11.5-acre Heritage Village site. As you drive down the winding driveway, treat your eyes to a seasonal feast of Texas wildflowers, native grasses and towering live oak trees. Nestled in this park-like setting is the historic Breustedt-Dillen house, home of the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture.
New Braunfels Conservation Society
The Conservation Society was founded in 1964 to save the Lindheimer house – one of New Braunfels’ historic homes. As the IH-35 corridor developed through the community, the Conservation Society raised funds to save and move notable structures onto our 3.5-acre village. Over the years, our mission has grown to preserve and promote the history and heritage of New Braunfels, a mission that continues today.
New Braunfels Railroad Museum
The New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Society (NBHRMS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of railroad artifacts and education. Our members have a diverse cross section of interests including railroad history, artifact collection, railfanning (Railfans are folks who love to observe trains in action), and model railroading in all scales.
New Braunfels Historic Outdoor Art Museum
New Braunfels Historic Outdoor Art Museum was founded in 1996, to enhance New Braunfels’ historic district while teaching and celebrating local history and heritage through art for locals and visitors alike.
As a 501 (c) (3) organization, our mission is to instill the belief that historic outdoor public art can “unite business and art to revitalize and generate economic diversification of the Historic Downtown District.”