the original dripping springs
heritage museum & Gathering place
Take a step back in time and into the rich history of Dripping Springs at the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead Museum. Nestled on five beautifully shaded, oak-filled acres, the 1854 farmstead offers a fascinating and informative glimpse into our community’s historic past. The Pound House is included on the National Register of Historic Places and has been a Texas State Historical Landmark since 1965. Find out more.
Schedule of Events
Exhibits & gatherings
The Pound House offers programs and events for people of all ages all year long! Please check out our calendar to see what’s happening at The Farmstead. There’s always something to see and do! Our gorgeous grounds are also available as private event venue and offer a unique and memorable setting for weddings, reunions, parties and celebrations.
Pioneer Day Festival
Twilight & Starlight Heritage gala
Workshops & Seminars
Schools & scouting
Dr. Pound’s Guided Programs bring the past to life! We can accommodate school groups from Pre-K through high school, homeschool and college. Our programs support (TEKS) standards and provide enhanced learning. We also offer a summer camp, a traveling program and lots of Scouting activities.
This interactive exhibit can travel to your school or group! Prepare your students for their visit to the Pound House with a history-filled trunk of touch-and-see artifacts. Sarah's Trunk traces Joseph & Sarah Pound's journey to Texas and their subsequent family life in Dripping Springs in the mid-1800s & early 1900's. Sarah’s Trunk is specially designed to connect students with early pioneer living in Dripping Springs using real artifacts.
The Pound House offers a one-of-a-kind classroom and a chance to step back in time. All tours are guided by our knowledegable docents and include the main house, barn, blacksmith shop, smokehouse, and all additional outbuildings on the farmstead.
Our popular Children’s summer camp, Time Travel Thursdays, for ages 6-12. Highlighting hands-on Pioneer activities and games. Every Thursday in July
We can taylor Scouting classes to meet your needs for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Webelos, Brownies, Daisies and Girl Scouts. Specific Activity Badge classes are coming soon.
Campouts can be arranged on our fenced, sprawling property. Restrooms and fire pit are provided. Dates are by reservation only.
The Pound House also welcomes Eagle Scout projects and community service projects.