Pioneer Museum: A Dripping Springs icon
Step back in history and live a day in the life of an early Texas Pioneer family.
When you stroll under the giant oaks and on the front porch of the Dr. Pound Pioneer Farmstead, you will feel you are the personal guests of Dr. Joseph and Sarah Pound. Or, perhaps you will about what it was like to be treated by the first doctor in this part of the Texas Hill Country
Dripping Springs is now a thriving community, a great place to live. Things weren’t so easy when Dr. Joseph M. Pound and his wife Sarah arrived. They were one of three pioneer families to settle in the area.
In the 1850s, the Pounds built a two-room house. They raised nine children and opened their home and grounds to the community. The home served as a medical office and hospital, church, school house, and gathering place.
As the community grew, the log house evolved into the beautiful home that exists to this day. The community of
Dripping Springs has
spent several years to
repair and restore the
home and farmstead.
The Pound house is
a Recorded Texas
and is included in the
National Register of
Historic Places. The Friends of the Pound House Foundation, with the support of individuals, businesses and foundations throughout Central Texas, secured funding for and coordinated the restoration project.
The restoration was completed for a grand opening in May 2003. The home now contains much of the family’s furniture, decorations and physician’s equipment.
For information and current hours of operation, call (512) 894-4410, (512) 858-4547, or write Friends of the Pound House Foundation, P.O. Box 1150, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 or visit www.drpoundpioneerfarmstead.com.
The Dr. Pound Pioneer Farmstead is located at the end of Founders Park, on Ranch Rd. 12, one-third mile north of U.S. 290. Enter the park and continue to the end of the drive.